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HOBBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hobble mean? 

HOBBLE (noun)
  The noun HOBBLE has 2 senses:

1. a shackle for the ankles or feet
2. the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

  Familiarity information: HOBBLE used as a noun is rare.


HOBBLE (verb)
  The verb HOBBLE has 3 senses:

1. walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
2. hamper the action or progress of
3. 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

  Familiarity information: HOBBLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOBBLE (noun)


Sense 1hobble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A shackle for the ankles or feet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fetter; hobble

Hypernyms ("hobble" is a kind of...):

bond; hamper; shackle; trammel (a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner))


Sense 2hobble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

limp; hobble; hitch

Hypernyms ("hobble" is a kind of...):

gait (a person's manner of walking)


HOBBLE (verb)


Sense 1hobble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

gimp; hobble; limp; hitch

Context example:

The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

Hypernyms (to "hobble" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

They hobble up the hill


Sense 2hobble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hamper the action or progress of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean

Hypernyms (to "hobble" is one way to...):

hinder; impede (be a hindrance or obstacle to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3hobble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

hopple; hobble

Context example:

hobble race horses

Hypernyms (to "hobble" is one way to...):

strap (tie with a strap)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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