hamstring Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “hamstring” in the English Dictionary

"hamstring" in British English

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hamstringverb [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 ​inefficientways of ​conductingbusiness.

hamstringnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhæm.strɪŋ/
any of five tendons (= ​pieces of ​tissueconnectingmuscles to ​bones) at the back of the ​knee: He pulled (= ​injured) a hamstring while ​playingfootball. one of the three ​largemuscles at the back of the ​thigh: the hamstring ​muscles
(Definition of hamstring from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hamstringverb [T]

 us   /ˈhæm·strɪŋ/ (past tense and past participle hamstrung  /ˈhæm·strʌŋ/ )

hamstring verb [T] (PREVENT)

to ​prevent an ​activity, or to ​block the ​effectiveness of someone or something: The ​company is hamstrung by ​itstraditional but ​inefficientways of doing ​business.

hamstringnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhæm·strɪŋ/

hamstring noun [C] (MUSCLE)

a ​muscle at the back of the ​upperpart of the ​leg: I ​played the ​wholegame with a ​pulled hamstring (= ​injuredmuscle in the ​leg).
(Definition of hamstring from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hamstring”
in Spanish tendón de la corva…
in Vietnamese gân Hamstring…
in Malaysian hamstring…
in Thai เอ็นร้อยหวาย…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使受限制, 使难有作为…
in Turkish diz arkası kirişi/kordonu, veter…
in Russian подколенное сухожилие…
in Indonesian urat lutut…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使受限制, 使難有作爲…
in Polish mięsień (dwugłowy) uda…
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