Examples of hobble in a Sentence
She picked up her cane and hobbled across the room.
She is sometimes hobbled by self-doubt.
He has been hobbled by a knee injury.
Recent Examples of hobble from the Web
Watt left the field in a cart and hobbled into the locker room.
The Rebels played the second half without star running back Rylee Johnson, who appeared hobbled while gaining 33 yards on six first-half carries.
Matthew Stafford was getting the daylights beat out of him, clutching his ribs and already hobbled on a bad ankle, when Jake Rudock grabbed a football on the sideline and started to throw.
The bye week should represent a chance for Johnson and other hobbled players to gain some needed rest before an uptick in the level of difficulty on the schedule, but those players have to make it through Missouri first.
Monk’s career was hobbled by personal problems as well.
The big hits continued on Saturday and several of Miami’s standout players left the field hobbling.
That said, while many of the Timberline’s problems are fixable with software updates, some of them, like the lack of a searing option or the inability to calibrate the thermometers, leave this machine hobbled from the get go.
Wade said rhythm has been tough to develop with James hobbled.
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Origin and Etymology of hobble
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsclog, 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, trammel
Antonymsaid, assist, facilitate, help
Related Wordsbalk, 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 Antonymsclear, make way, open, unclog, unplug, unstop; free, liberate, release, untie; loosen, smooth; encourage, further, promote
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