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hamstring

verb [T often passive] uk   us   /ˈhæm.strɪŋ/ (hamstrung)
to limit the amount of something that can be done or the ability or power of someone to do something: The company was hamstrung by traditional but inefficient ways of conducting business.

hamstring

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈhæm.strɪŋ/
any of five tendons (= pieces of tissue connecting muscles to bones) at the back of the knee: He pulled (= injured) a hamstring while playing football. one of the three large muscles at the back of the thigh: the hamstring muscles
Translations of “hamstring”
in Vietnamese gân Hamstring…
in Spanish tendón de la corva…
in Thai เอ็นร้อยหวาย…
in Malaysian hamstring…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使受限制, 使難有作爲…
in Indonesian urat lutut…
in Russian подколенное сухожилие…
in Turkish diz arkası kirişi/kordonu, veter…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使受限制, 使难有作为…
in Polish mięsień (dwugłowy) uda…
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