hobble


Definition: Meaning of, hobble in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈhɒb(ə)l /

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Word Forms:
Prsesent Past Past Participle
hobble hobbled hobbled
Present Participle Third Person Singular
hobbling hobbles
  1. [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to walk with difficulty, especially because your legs or feet hurt [↪  limp]
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  2. [transitive usually passive] to deliberately make sure that a plan, system etc cannot work successfully
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  3. [transitive] to loosely fasten two of an animal's legs together, to stop it from running away
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hobble used in phrases

  • dog hobble (noun)
    1. fast-growing evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having arching interlaced branches and racemes of white flowers
  • hobble skirt (noun)
    1. a long skirt very narrow below the knees, worn between 1910 and 1914
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