Slither vs Hobble - What's the difference?

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Slither is a related term of hobble.


As verbs the difference between slither and hobble

is that slither is to move about smoothly and from side to side while hobble is to fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.

As a noun hobble is

short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off.

slither

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To move about smoothly and from side to side.
  • To slide
  • * 2003 , J. Flash, An American Savage
  • I bent down and with both hands I scooped up as much of this pissshit as I could. The green and brown clump felt like Jello as it dripped down all over my clothes. It was slithering through inbetween my fingers.

    Derived terms

    * slitherlink

    Anagrams

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    hobble

    English

    Noun

  • (en noun) (usually in plural )
  • Short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off.
  • An unsteady, off-balance step.
  • Synonyms

    * tether (rope)

    Verb

  • To fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.
  • (Charles Dickens)
  • To walk lame, or unevenly.
  • * Dryden
  • The friar was hobbling the same way too.
  • (figurative) To move roughly or irregularly.
  • * Jeffreys
  • The hobbling versification, the mean diction.
  • To perplex; to embarrass.
  • Derived terms

    * hobble skirt * hobbly * unhobble