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hobble

verb [I usually + adv/prep] (WALK)    /ˈhɒb.l̩/ US  /ˈhɑː.bl̩/
to walk in an awkward way, usually because the feet or legs are injured: The last time I saw Rachel she was hobbling around with a stick. Some of the runners could only manage to hobble over the finishing line.Moving unsteadily or with difficulty
(Definition of hobble verb (WALK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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