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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hob·ble /ˈhɑbəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 hob·ble /ˈhɑbəl/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hob·ble v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hobbled p. pr. & vb. n. Hobbling ]
 1. 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.   --Dryden.
 2. To move roughly or irregularly; -- said of style in writing.
    The hobbling versification, the mean diction.   --Jeffreys.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hob·ble, v. t.
 1. To fetter by tying the legs; to hopple; to clog. They hobbled their horses.”
 2. To perplex; to embarrass.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hob·ble, n.
 1. An unequal gait; a limp; a halt; as, he has a hobble in his gait.
 2. Same as Hopple.
 3. Difficulty; perplexity; embarrassment.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a shackle for the ankles or feet [syn: fetter]
      2: the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured
         leg [syn: hitch, limp]
      v 1: walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old
           woman hobbles down to the store every day" [syn: limp,
      2: hamper the action or progress of; "The chairman was hobbled
         by the all-powerful dean"
      3: 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" [syn: hopple]