hobble


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Synonyms for hobble

Synonyms for hobble

to walk in a lame way

to restrict the activity or free movement of

something that physically confines the legs or arms

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a shackle for the ankles or feet

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the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

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walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

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hamper the action or progress of

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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

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Giles Hobble, Giles Hobble," muttered the Sheriff to himself, turning over the names that he had in his mind to try to find one to fit to this.
It was as much as he could do now, with the help of his big stick and frequent stops, to hobble down to the canal with Master Tom, and bait his hook for him, and sit and watch his angling, telling him quaint old country stories; and when Tom had no sport, and detecting a rat some hundred yards or so off along the bank, would rush off with Toby the turnspit terrier, his other faithful companion, in bootless pursuit, he might have tumbled in and been drowned twenty times over before Benjy could have got near him.
After a sleepless night, I arose weak and in agony, to hobble through my second day on the Ghost.
Analysts have warned that the cost of screening every piece of air cargo that enters the system could bankrupt i nternat iona l shipping companies , hobble t he already-weakened airlines and still wouldn't provide comprehensive protection.
Detective Constable Paul Stephenson said: "The man was seen to hobble away in obvious pain.
Freedom from undue regulation is a huge asset for homeschoolers, and we should be vigilant against those who might hobble the movement to make it bigger.
I felt tremendous pain in my left foot for a couple of minutes, and then I was able to hobble the 200 or so meters to the finish.
officials hope that his arrest will hobble the AL Qaeda network and lead to the capture of bin Laden and other terrorist leaders.
The Coast Guard said the two-masted Broken Hobble apparently left Brookings for Hawaii some time ago.
CAN A SCUTTLED SWAN SONG such as Jack Welch's failed bid for Honeywell hobble the legacy of his 41-year career?
It has elements of a "me too" assault, designed to hobble Microsoft in its competition with principal competitors, and to carve out its own sphere of inquiry.
Mowbray caught Scotland's World Cup qualifier on television and didn't enjoy watching his midfielder hobble about for 20 minutes before being subbed.
If so, destroying known samples would be a pointless exercise and, worse, would prohibit research and hobble future production of vaccines to guard against terrorist threats.