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English noun: hobble

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


Synonymsfetter


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.


Synonymshopple


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strap









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