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hobbleverb

uk   /ˈhɒb.əl/  us   /ˈhɑː.bəl/
  • hobble verb (LIMIT)

[T] to limit something or control the freedom of someone: A long list of amendments have hobbled the new legislation.
[T] literary If you hobble an animal, especially a horse, you tie two of its legs together so that it cannot run away.
(Definition of hobble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hobbleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈhɑb·əl/
to walk with difficulty in an awkward way, or to cause someone to walk in this way, usually because of an injury to the feet or legs: [I always + adv/prep] He hobbled over on crutches.
(Definition of hobble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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