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hobble

hob·ble

hobble

pronunciation:
ha bl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hobbled, hobbles, hobbling
definition: to walk awkwardly, unsteadily, or with difficulty; limp.
similar words:
hitch, limp, stagger
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to limp; make lame or cripple.
similar words:
lame, maim
definition 2: to restrain by placing a rope, strap, or other device around two legs of (a horse, mule, or the like).
definition 3: to interfere with the progress of.
His constant criticisms hobbled the planning.
similar words:
encumber, trammel
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an awkward, halting, or unsteady walk or gait; limp.
similar words:
hitch, limp, teeter
definition 2: a rope, strap, or other device used to hobble an animal.
similar words:
trammel
derivations: hobblingly (adv.), hobbler (n.)