- vi. 蹒跚；跛行
- vt. 使跛行
- n. 跛行步态
3. 蹒跚裙（hobble skirt），又名霍步裙。
- hobble (v.)
- c. 1300, hoblen "to rock back and forth, toss up and down," probably related to its Dutch cognate hobbelen (which, however, is not recorded before late 15c.).
Meaning "to walk lamely" is from c. 1400. Transitive sense of "tie the legs (of an animal)" first recorded 1831, probably an alteration of 16c. hopple, cognate with Flemish hoppelen "to rock, jump," which also is related to Dutch hobbelen. Sense of "hamper, hinder" is c. 1870. Related: Hobbled; hobbling. The noun is 1727, from the verb.
- 1. Hobble and limp describe the uneven movement of someone whose legs are injured.
- hobble和limp均 指腿受伤时不平稳的步子.
- 2. The swelling had begun to go down, and he was able, with pain, to hobble.
- 3. He was left with no alternative but to hobble to the nearest telephone box.
- 4. Now, here it is: What could I do, with this old timber I hobble on?
- 你瞧, 我拄着这木拐杖还能怎么样 呢 ?
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- 5. It's a pity for me to see an old woman hobble away.
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