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Hobble

Hob´ble
v. i.1.To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches.
[imp. & p. p. Hobbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hobbling .]
2.To move roughly or irregularly; - said of style in writing.
v. t.1.To fetter by tying the legs; to hopple; to clog.
2.To perplex; to embarrass.
n.1.An unequal gait; a limp; a halt; as, he has a hobble in his gait.
2.Same as Hopple.
3.Difficulty; perplexity; embarrassment.
Noun1.hobble - a shackle for the ankles or feet
Synonyms: fetter
2.Hobblehobble - the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
Synonyms: limp, hitch
Verb1.hobble - walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
Synonyms: limp, hitch
2.hobble - hamper the action or progress of; "The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean"
3.hobble - strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the like-sided legs moving in unison; "hobble race horses"
Synonyms: hopple
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