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verb     hobble pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehobbling
past tensehobbled
past participlehobbled
  1. 1
    [transitive] to prevent something developing or being successful

    The whole organization has been hobbled by mismanagement.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to walk slowly and with difficulty because your feet are sore or injured
    hobble across/along/down etc.:

    Mrs. Myers came hobbling down the steps to greet us.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to prevent an animal or person from moving by tying their legs together
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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