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To severely restrict the efficiency or effectiveness of
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“Incidents such as these hamstring our ability to develop the necessary infrastructure needed.”
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To cause to be ineffective or immobilized
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“The new protections would leave professors vulnerable to arbitrary dismissal and would hamstring the system's faculty-recruitment efforts.”
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To physically injure or cripple someone or an animal
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“I must not inflict injury on the good name of my professional brother for the very same reason that I must not hamstring his horse, or burn his house, or fire on him from a thicket at midnight.”
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To knock unconscious
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Any of five tendons at the back of a person's knee
“Worse still, he injured his hamstring midseason. He missed games for the first time since joining the Vikings in 2014.”
Noun
A tough band of inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment
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The flexor of the knee, a two-headed muscle in the back of the upper leg
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