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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.

Synonyms:

interference, encumbrance, term of enlistment, move, fetter, hang-up, iron, rub, duty tour, arrest, buck, tie, snag, limp, preventative, hitchhike, stay, stop, gyve, check, halt, thumb, shackle, hopple, hinderance, manacle, leash, preventive, trammel, free, restraint, incumbrance, tour, chain, hindrance, hitch, bond, enlistment, hog-tie, clog, tour of duty, stoppage, catch, restrain, help, jerk, handcuff, gimp, dodder.

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