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Definition of 'hobble'

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


  1. walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
       Synonyms: limp gimp hitch
  2. hamper the action or progress of; "The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean"
  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; "hobble race horses"
       Synonyms: hopple

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