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hamstring

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Human
hamstringham‧string1 /ˈhæmˌstrɪŋ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBHa tendon behind your knee, which sometimes gets injured when you do sport 🔊 He pulled a hamstring in training.hamstring injury/problem/strain etc
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hamstringSteve Nash is nursing various aches and pains, including a sore hamstring.Marlon Farlow, who is nursing a sore hamstring, gained 25 yards on four rushes.hamstring injury/problem/strain etcMuch depends on whether Neil Fairbrother is fit following a hamstring strain.Karros has a hamstring injury that he said is serious and could keep him out for another week.Danny Wallace is missing with a hamstring injury.Border regained the Aussie captaincy from opening batsman Mark Taylor after a fortnight's lay-off with a hamstring injury.Starting quarterback Scott Mitchell was ineffective before leaving in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.Jett caught only 13 passes and missed most of this exhibition season with a hamstring injury.He faces a fitness test today on the hamstring strain that has kept him out for two matches.
hamstringhamstring2 verb (past tense and past participle hamstrung /-strʌŋ/) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 PROBLEMto make someone unable to take the action they want or need to take, especially by restricting them 🔊 The president feels he is hamstrung by Congress.→ See Verb table
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hamstringExcessive regulations tend to hamstring honest businesses.This might hamstring the government and its operation was sometimes confusing to foreign observers.
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Verb table
hamstring
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhamstring
he, she, ithamstrings
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhamstrung
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hamstrung
he, she, ithas hamstrung
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hamstrung
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hamstring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hamstrung
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hamstringing
he, she, itis hamstringing
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you, we, theyare hamstringing
Past
I, he, she, itwas hamstringing
you, we, theywere hamstringing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hamstringing
he, she, ithas been hamstringing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hamstringing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hamstringing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hamstringing
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