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hobble

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hobble

  1. 1 to create difficulty for the work or activity of <we were hobbled by the snowstorm from getting out to do some Christmas shopping> Synonyms clog, cramp, embarrass, encumber, fetter, handcuff, handicap, hinder, hamper, hog-tie, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, short-circuit, stymie, tie up, trammelRelated Words balk, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; bind, chain, halter, leash, tether, tie; arrest, brake, delay, retain, retard; barricade, block, blockade, roadblock; bog (down), mire; choke, smother, stifle, strangle, suffocate; baffle, foil, frustrate, stump, thwart; derail, disrupt, sabotage; muzzle, repress, suppress; confine, hedge (in), hem (in)Near Antonyms clear, make way, open, unclog, unplug, unstop; free, liberate, release, untie; loosen, smooth; encourage, further, promoteAntonyms aid, assist, facilitate, help

  2. 2 to walk while favoring one leg <I hobbled home with a twisted ankle> Synonyms halt, limpRelated Words hitch; blunder, falter, flounder, lurch, shamble, shuffle, stagger, stumble, teeter, totter, waver, wobble (also wabble); dodderNear Antonyms breeze, glide, sailAntonyms stride




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