Hobbling
Hobble Hob"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hobbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hobbling}.] [OE. hobelen, hoblen, freq. of hoppen to hop; akin to D. hobbelen, hoblen, hoppeln. See {Hop} to jump, and cf. {Hopple} ] 1. To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches. [1913 Webster]

The friar was hobbling the same way too. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To move roughly or irregularly; -- said of style in writing. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

The hobbling versification, the mean diction. --Jeffreys. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hobbling — hob·ble || hÉ‘bl / hÉ’bl v. limp, walk lamely; tie the legs of an animal …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • hobble — [c]/ˈhɒbəl / (say hobuhl) verb (hobbled, hobbling) –verb (i) 1. to walk lamely; limp. 2. to proceed irregularly and haltingly: hobbling verse. –verb (t) 3. to cause to limp. 4. to fasten together the legs of (a horse, etc.) so as to prevent free… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hobble — Hob ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hobbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hobbling}.] [OE. hobelen, hoblen, freq. of hoppen to hop; akin to D. hobbelen, hoblen, hoppeln. See {Hop} to jump, and cf. {Hopple} ] 1. To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hobbled — Hobble Hob ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hobbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hobbling}.] [OE. hobelen, hoblen, freq. of hoppen to hop; akin to D. hobbelen, hoblen, hoppeln. See {Hop} to jump, and cf. {Hopple} ] 1. To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hobble — I. verb (hobbled; hobbling) Etymology: Middle English hoblen; akin to Middle Dutch hobbelen to turn, roll Date: 14th century intransitive verb to move along unsteadily or with difficulty; especially to limp along transitive verb 1. to cause to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • hobble — hobbler, n. /hob euhl/, v., hobbled, hobbling, n. v.i. 1. to walk lamely; limp. 2. to proceed irregularly and haltingly: His verses hobble with their faulty meters. v.t. 3. to cause to limp: His tight shoes hobbled him. 4. to fasten together the… …   Universalium

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  • hobble — UK [ˈhɒb(ə)l] / US [ˈhɑb(ə)l] verb Word forms hobble : present tense I/you/we/they hobble he/she/it hobbles present participle hobbling past tense hobbled past participle hobbled 1) [intransitive] to walk slowly and with difficulty because your… …   English dictionary

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