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Physical ImpairmentPlay
Use 'hobble' to describe someone moving with difficulty due to injury or pain. SlideAfter the marathon, exhausted runners started to hobble across the finish line.
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Temporary StatePlay
'Hobble' often implies a temporary condition, not a permanent way of walking. SlideShe hobbled for a few weeks after the skiing accident.
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Metaphoric UsePlay
It can also metaphorically suggest moving slowly or with difficulty in non-physical contexts. SlideAfter the computer virus, our network was hobbling along all day.