hobble definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To stroll or move along haltingly or with difficulty; limp.
    • To walk lame, bearing mainly using one leg; to stroll with a hitch or hop, or with crutches.
    • to maneuver around or irregularly; -- said of style on paper.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To put a computer device across the feet of (a horse, including) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
    • To cause to limp.
    • To hamper the action or development of; impede. See Synonyms at hamper1.
    • To fetter by tying the feet; to hopple; to block.
    • To perplex; to embarrass.
  • noun:
    • A hobbling walk or gait.
    • a tool, particularly a rope or strap, used to hobble an animal.
    • Archaic An awkward situation.
    • Short straps tied up involving the feet of unfenced ponies, permitting them to walk short distances but stopping all of them from operating down.
    • An unsteady, off-balance action.
    • An unequal gait; a limp; a halt.
    • Same as Hopple.
    • Difficulty; perplexity; embarrassment.
    • An unequal, halting gait; a limp; an awkward action.
    • Difficulty; perplexity; scrape.
    • such a thing familiar with hamper your own feet of an animal, specifically a rope associated with the fore feet of a horse to guarantee its becoming caught when wanted; a clog; a fetter.
    • the uneven types of walking that results from an injured knee
    • a shackle for the legs or feet
  • verb:
    • To restrict a horse with hobbles.
    • To walk unevenly.
    • band the foreleg and hind knee collectively on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the feet for a passing fancy side moving in unison
    • stroll impeded by some real limitation or damage
    • hamper the action or development of
  • others:
    • to choose a hop or hitch; stroll with a hitch; go on crutches; go lamely; limp.
    • To dancing.
    • To move approximately or irregularly, as verse.
    • To tie the feet of collectively so as to impede or avoid no-cost movement; clog; hopple.
    • To perplex; embarrass.

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