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English noun: hobble

1. hobble (artifact) a shackle for the ankles or feet


Broader (hypernym)bond, hamper, shackle, trammel

2. hobble (act) the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

Synonymshitch, limp

Broader (hypernym)gait

English verb: hobble

1. hobble (motion) walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

SamplesThe old woman hobbles down to the store every day.

ExamplesThey hobble up the hill

Synonymsgimp, hitch, limp

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)walk

2. hobble (social) hamper the action or progress of

SamplesThe chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hinder, impede

3. hobble (contact) 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

SamplesHobble race horses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)strap

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