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English definition of “hobble”

hobble

verb (LIMIT)    /ˈhɒb.l̩/ US  /ˈhɑː.bl̩/
[T] to limit something or control the freedom of someone: A long list of amendments have hobbled the new legislation.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding [T] literary If you hobble an animal, especially a horse, you tie two of its legs together so that it cannot run away.Fastening and tying
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