Definition of hobble :
1. An unequal gait; a limp; a halt; as, he has a hobble in his gait.
2. Difficulty; perplexity; embarrassment.
3. Same as Hopple.
4. To fetter by tying the legs; to hopple; to clog.
5. To move roughly or irregularly; - said of style in writing.
6. To perplex; to embarrass.
7. To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches.
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disable (part of speech: verb)
enfeeble, invalidate, deaden, tamper, disarm, hinder, benumb, neutralize, cripple, weaken, abrogate, handicap, botch, cramp, undermine, scotch, hamper, vitiate, incapacitate, prostrate, hamstring, sap, impair, anesthetize, dull, disable, screw up, stun, paralyze, lame, stupefy
stumble (part of speech: verb)
- Was Mr. Smelts' leg broke plum off, so's he'd have to hobble on a peg- stick? - "Calvary Alley", Alice Hegan Rice.
- She was crippled, and could not move as quickly as usual, but could hobble along faster than her intended victim could run. - "African Camp Fires", Stewart Edward White.
- The cowboy's painful hobble had not yet been fastened upon him. - "The Eagle's Heart", Hamlin Garland.