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Definition of the noun hobble
What does hobble mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: hobbles
- a shackle for the ankles or feet
- the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
Alternative definition of the noun hobble
- Short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off.
- An unsteady, off-balance step.
Definition of the verb hobble
What does hobble mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: hobbled | hobbling | hobbles
- walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
- examples: The old woman hobbles down to the store every day | They hobble up the hill
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, somersault, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of hobble: gimp / hitch / limp
- more generic word: walk = use one's feet to advance
- hamper the action or progress of
- 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
Alternative definition of the verb hobble
- To restrict a horse with hobbles.
- To walk unevenly.
Hobble is a musical group.
- albums: "Blackmassking", "God's Work"
Phrases with Hobble
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hobble
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by John Greaves Nall
Hobble is a dimin. of the A.S., hoppan; Swed., hoppa, to hop. Hobblers, men employed in towing vessels by a rope on the land, Somerset. 'Superstitiously hoppled in the nets of superfluous opinions.' Henry More, on Godliness. HOP-TO.
by V&S EDITORIAL BOARD
Hobble is a process of strapping the foreleg and ...
The Naked Woman (2007)
A Study of the Female Body by Desmond Morris
The Hobble is the gait of those whose legs cannot perform full strides with comfort. The hobbler moves forward usine very short steps. This is typical of women wearing very tight skirts or cramped shoes. The Mince is a gait in which fast but very ...
The Sportsman's Hand Book (1885)
Containing Rules, Tables of Weights and Measures, Concise Instructions on Selecting, Caring for and Handling Guns and Fishing Tackle ... and Many Other Hints and Instructions Useful to Beginners by Horace Park
A regular hobble is a short piece of chain, a ring at each end; also straps and buckles. Buckle a strap around each fore leg, between hoof and fetlock, the chain connecting the two; the horse will soon learn to get around sufficient to procure all ...
by Charles Richardson
Hoppa; subsilire, to hop ; and of this hobble is a diminutive. To move with a hopping, uneven, unsteady, irregular gait or step ; to move or walk awkwardly, lamely ; with pain and difficulty ; to be, ...
or the Original Antiquated and Natural Curiosities of the South of Scotland by John Mactaggart
Hobble — To make a rocking motion. Hobble-te-hoy — An unfeeling lad towards the ladies — " A hobble-to-hoy, " Neither a man nor a boy." They are indeed " senseless asses, O, " who ...
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Usage statistics about hobble
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Scrabble value of H4O1B3B3L1E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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