Hamstring definitions

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Any of the tendons at the rear hollow of the human knee.
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The hamstring muscle.
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The large tendon in the back of the hock of a quadruped.
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To cut the hamstring of (an animal or a person) and thereby cripple.
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To destroy or hinder the efficiency of; frustrate.
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One of the tendons at the back of the human knee.
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The large tendon at the back of the hock in a four-legged animal.
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Any of three large muscles that form the back of the thigh and work together to flex the leg, extend the thigh, etc.
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To disable by cutting a hamstring.
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To lessen considerably or destroy the power or effectiveness of.
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Any of the tendons at the rear hollow of the human knee.
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The hamstring muscle.
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The large tendon in the back of the hock of a quadruped.
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A powerful group of muscles at the back of the thigh that arise in the hip and pelvis and insert as strong tendons behind the knee. The hamstring bends the knee and helps to straighten the hip.
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(anatomy) One of the great tendons situated in each side of the ham, or space back of the knee, and connected with the muscles of the back of the thigh.
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(informal) The biceps femoris muscle.
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To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough; hence, to cripple; to incapacitate; to disable.
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