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hobble

noun

1 hobble

A shackle for the ankles or feet.

synonym: fetter.

Dutch: boeien



2 hobble

The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg.

synonyms: hitch, limp.

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

verb

1 hobble

Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury:
— The old woman hobbles down to the store every day.

synonyms: gimp, hitch, limp.

Roget 732: fail; be unsuccessful etc. adj.; not succeed etc. 731; make vain efforts etc. n.; do in vain, labor in vain, toil in vain; flunk [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 699: be unskillful etc. adj.; not see an inch beyond one's nose; blunder, bungle, boggle, fumble, botch, bitch, flounder, stumble, trip; hobble ... show more

Roget 275: move slowly etc. adv.; creep, crawl, lag, slug, drawl, linger, loiter, saunter; plod, trudge, stump along, ... show more

2 hobble

Hamper the action or progress of.

3 hobble

Strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the legs on the same side moving in unison:
— Hobble race horses.

synonym: hopple.

Roget 751: restrain, check; put under restraint, lay under restraint; enthral, enthrall, inthral, inthrall, bethral, bethrall; restrict; debar etc. ... show more


Moby thesaurus: amble, anchor, andante, barge, bind, bowl along, bridle, bundle, burden, castrate, chain, claudicate, claudication, clog, clump, clutch, complication, cramp, crawl, creep ... show more.

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