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Not producing any significant or desired effect
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“The 1958 Paddy Lands Act was a bold but hamstrung attempt at land reform.”
Restricted or stymied from progressing or producing results
“She brooded for a day after Miriam rushed home, half-annoyed at her hamstrung plan, half-contrite for feeling so at all.”
Not having the power to influence people or events
“They transformed Sawaba's prime minister into a hamstrung leader, particularly because cabinet colleagues like the ministers of the interior and finance were practically stripped of their powers.”
Disabled or crippled with a hamstring or similar injury
“The midfield was patchy and hamstrung with injury, the attack misfiring.”
Past tense for 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.”
Past tense for to cause to be ineffective or immobilized
“The new protections would leave professors vulnerable to arbitrary dismissal and would hamstring the system's faculty-recruitment efforts.”
Past tense for to physically injure or cripple someone or an animal
“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.”
Past tense for to cause to be ineffective or deactivated
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