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Hobble vs. Nobble

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Hobblenoun

One of the short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off.

Nobbleverb

To injure or obstruct intentionally.

Hobblenoun

An unsteady, off-balance step.

Nobbleverb

To gain influence by corrupt means or intimidation.

‘The jury was nobbled to delay unanimous verdict.’;

Hobblenoun

A difficult situation; a scrape.

Nobbleverb

To steal.

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Hobblenoun

An odd job; a piece of casual work.

Nobbleverb

To tamper with (typically a racehorse or greyhound) in order to prevent from winning a race.

Hobbleverb

To fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.

Nobbleverb

deprive of by deceit;

‘He swindled me out of my inheritance’; ‘She defrauded the customers who trusted her’; ‘the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change’;

Hobbleverb

To walk lame, or unevenly.

Nobbleverb

make off with belongings of others

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Hobbleverb

(figurative) To move roughly or irregularly.

Nobbleverb

take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom;

‘The industrialist's son was kidnapped’;

Hobbleverb

To perplex; to embarrass.

Nobbleverb

disable by drugging;

‘nobble the race horses’;

Hobbleverb

To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches.

‘The friar was hobbling the same way too.’;

Hobbleverb

To move roughly or irregularly; - said of style in writing.

‘The hobbling versification, the mean diction.’;

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Hobbleverb

To fetter by tying the legs; to hopple; to clog.

Hobbleverb

To perplex; to embarrass.

Hobblenoun

An unequal gait; a limp; a halt; as, he has a hobble in his gait.

Hobblenoun

Same as Hopple.

Hobblenoun

Difficulty; perplexity; embarrassment.

Hobblenoun

a shackle for the ankles or feet

Hobblenoun

the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

Hobbleverb

walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury;

‘The old woman hobbles down to the store every day’;

Hobbleverb

hamper the action or progress of;

‘The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean’;

Hobbleverb

strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the like-sided legs moving in unison;

‘hobble race horses’;

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