Definition of bind (or tie) someone hand and foot in English:

bind (or tie) someone hand and foot

phrase

  • Tie someone's hands and feet together.

    • ‘It took her a few seconds to work out that she was actually wearing a blindfold, and that she was bound hand and foot.’
    • ‘Two men carrying handcuffs and leg irons came for him at his mother's home in Sacramento, Calif., shoved him into a van and bound him hand and foot.’
    • ‘While under interrogation, Puiggrós was tied hand and foot and mistreated physically, but when workers attempted to help him they were threatened with harm.’
    • ‘The robber turned on him as he was watching television, pulled out a six-inch bladed knife, tied him hand and foot, and left him gagged on the floor too terrified to move.’
    • ‘They bound him hand and foot, then gagged him and threw him in Alexander's old cell.’
    • ‘It was then she realized she was bound hand and foot, on the floor of what seemed to be a wagon.’
    • ‘He had struggled so much they bound him hand and foot, crippling his efforts to escape.’
    • ‘The two prisoners quickly bound him hand and foot, and then demanded the keys to the cellblock.’
    • ‘They bound him hand and foot and they blindfolded him.’
    • ‘Stealing upon her unawares, I knocked her senseless, gagged her, and bound her hand and foot.’