Hobble vs Stroll - What's the difference?

hobble | stroll |


As nouns the difference between hobble and stroll

is that hobble is short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off while stroll is a wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.

As verbs the difference between hobble and stroll

is that hobble is to fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles while stroll is to wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove.

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

    stroll

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove.
  • *(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
  • *:These mothers stroll to beg sustenance for their helpless infants.
  • *, chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The turmoil went on—no rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.}}
  • To go somewhere with ease.
  • *
  • *:His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ “Phil?!  You?!   Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow?!” recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
  • Synonyms

    * range, roam, rove, stray

    See also

    * stroller

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