Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hobble

2 senses of hobble

Sense 1
fetter, hobble -- (a shackle for the ankles or feet)
       => shackle, bond, hamper, trammel -- (a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner))

Sense 2
hitch, hobble, limp -- (the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg)
       => gait -- (a person's manner of walking)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hobble

3 senses of hobble

Sense 1
limp, gimp, hobble, hitch -- (walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day")
       => walk -- (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet")

Sense 2
hobble -- (hamper the action or progress of; "The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean")
       => impede, hinder -- (be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project")

Sense 3
hopple, hobble -- (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")
       => strap -- (tie with a strap)

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