verb (used without object), hob·bled, hob·bling.
verb (used with object), hob·bled, hob·bling.
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Origin of hobble
OTHER WORDS FROM hobblehobbler, nounun·hob·bled, adjectiveun·hob·bling, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for hobble
And it was the most that could squeak through a filibuster- hobbled Senate.
The best laid plans: Instead it was Mitt himself who came up lame, hobbled and lacerated by his own tripping tongue.The Ugly American: Mitt Romney’s Disastrous Overseas Excursion|Robert Shrum|July 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Mitt Romney is a two-time loser this week, hobbled by Democratic attacks and friendly fire from his own side.
Netanyahu can no longer claim to be hobbled on the peace front by coalition politics and resistance from his minority parties.How to Revive The Peace Process: A Modest Proposal|Letty Cottin Pogrebin|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Lawmakers “are leaving town just as one of the most important agencies in Washington is hobbled,” Goldfarb says.
Leaving Umslopogaas to hold the horses, I hobbled to the spring and drank deep of its sweet waters.Allan Quatermain|H. Rider Haggard
Four times he hobbled across the floor, which meant he had come afoot the whole distance, traveling only at night.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
As we neared the village a dozen curs came rushing out; some of them were hobbled so as to prevent their chasing the deer.In Search of a Siberian Klondike|Homer B. Hulbert
She hobbled to where a lamp set, with chimney smoked, and upon which a crack had been patched with paper.The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
Terrified, with broken teeth and feet, it hobbled off from the scene of the encounter, and soon appeared on the roof of the rick.Debts of Honor|Maurus Jkai