hobble hobble  /ˈhɑ bəl/


  1. (n) a shackle for the ankles or feet
  2. (n) the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
  3. (v) walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
  4. (v) hamper the action or progress of
  5. (v) 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


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  1. That's important: one reason so many cell phones are lame is that cell-phone-service providers hobble developers with lame rules about what they can and can't do.
  2. Hobble, hobble, hobblecrutches stumped up the pavement to the White House.
  3. It does not behoove His Church to try to hobble their minds or inhibit their search for new insights into truth.


  1. Sports summary

    Shelley’s Tommy Higham captures IGA match play      Brigham Young University golfer Tommy Higham of Hobble Creek Golf Course in Springville, Utah defeated younger brother Keifer Higham of Shelley and Idaho Falls Country Club 6 & 5 Sunday at The Valley Club to win the Idaho Golf Association’s Men’s Match Play title in a field of 18 golfers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

  2. Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein calls sale to HP 'a waste'

    Three years after the $1.2 billion acquisition, Rubinstein says it's unlikely he would do the deal knowing that HP would hobble WebOS. Originally posted at News - Mobile
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNET

  3. Invasive reed threatens millions in restoration

    Millions have been spent on the ecological restoration of Utah Lake, including cash to create new sanctuaries for endangered fish on Hobble Creek. But a simple reed threatens to ruin it all.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Provo Daily Herald


  1. "I was just trying to get in the house as fast as I could," Brady added. "I was trying to hobble along. It caught me off guard. Those places I used to go for refuge aren't necessarily the places to go anymore."
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Tom Brady Source: New York Times

  2. "It was panic," Ferguson said. "We are relieved. When we saw him hobble off, you are hoping when you send him for a scan, you get some good news. And it could have been worse given the way he hobbled off. But it's out of the way, we can put...
    on Apr 2, 2010 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Times Online

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