Synonyms for Hamstrings:
invalidates, scotches, hobbles, disarms, prostrates, screws up, cripples, hinders, handicaps, stupefies, saps, undermines, Cramps, disables, tampers, neutralizes, weakens, Lames, hampers, enfeebles, impairs, incapacitates, paralyzes, Botches, anesthetizes, abrogates, vitiates, deadens, stuns, dulls, benumbs.
bottlenecks, catches, stays, encumbers, entraps, curbs, crimps, opposes, entangles, Delays, baffles, impedes, restricts, frustrates, tangles, fouls, brakes, fetters, obstructs, checks, stops, deters, thwarts, complicates, clogs, constrains, restrains, bars, snags, drags, detains, snarls, mires, counters, resists, interrupts, blocks, chokes, plugs, inhibits, bungs, burdens, dams, constipates, congests, jams.
Usage examples for hamstrings
It is ever hopeful, and hamstrings a sovereign patron, like alcohol, now and again; but the lady at the wheel smiles, for here, in addition to the unquenchable maternal instinct, the ignorance of the poor, and the glamour that the men of certain races have learned to give to love, she has her clearest field. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton