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hobbled -- as in: he hobbled up the hill
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  • His drab courageous wife drove the wagon, and she helped Kennicott support him as he hobbled up the steps, into the house.
  • They hobbled behind a band made up of business men and high-school boys, who straggled along without uniforms or ranks or leader, trying to play Chopin’s Funeral March—a shabby group of neighbors with grave eyes, stumbling through the slush under a solemnity of faltering music.

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  • The blizzard killed dozens, cut power and hobbled transport.
  • High oil prices hobbled U.S. economic growth.

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