how to pronounce hamstring


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hamstring is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of hamstring


  1. 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.
  2. The biceps femoris, semimembranosus, and semitendinosus muscles.


  1. To cripple; to incapacitate; to disable.
  2. To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough.

hamstring frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hamstring occurs in english on average 2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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