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cob·ble 1

1. A cobblestone.
2. Geology A rock fragment between 64 and 256 millimeters in diameter, especially one that has been naturally rounded.
3. cobbles See cob coal.
tr.v. cob·bled, cob·bling, cob·bles
To pave with cobblestones.

[Short for cobblestone.]

cob·ble 2

tr.v. cob·bled, cob·bling, cob·bles
1. To make or mend (boots or shoes).
2. To put together clumsily; bungle: cobbled a plan together at the last minute.

[Probably back-formation from cobbler.]


1. (Civil Engineering) short for cobblestone
2. (Geological Science) geology a rock fragment, often rounded, with a diameter of 64–256 mm and thus smaller than a boulder but larger than a pebble
(Civil Engineering) (tr) to pave (a road) with cobblestones
[C15 (in cobblestone): from cob1]
ˈcobbled adj


vb (tr)
1. (Crafts) to make or mend (shoes)
2. to put together clumsily
[C15: back formation from cobbler1]


(ˈkɒb əl)

v.t. -bled, -bling.
1. to mend (shoes, boots, etc.); patch.
2. to put together roughly or clumsily.
[1490–1500; appar. back formation from cobbler]


(ˈkɒb əl)

n., v. -bled, -bling. n.
1. a cobblestone.
2. to pave with cobblestones.
[1595–1605; perhaps cob + -le]


(ˈcɒb əl)
New England, New York, and New Jersey. (esp. in place names) a rounded hill. [1885–95; perh. < cobble2]


Past participle: cobbled
Gerund: cobbling

I cobble
you cobble
he/she/it cobbles
we cobble
you cobble
they cobble
I cobbled
you cobbled
he/she/it cobbled
we cobbled
you cobbled
they cobbled
Present Continuous
I am cobbling
you are cobbling
he/she/it is cobbling
we are cobbling
you are cobbling
they are cobbling
Present Perfect
I have cobbled
you have cobbled
he/she/it has cobbled
we have cobbled
you have cobbled
they have cobbled
Past Continuous
I was cobbling
you were cobbling
he/she/it was cobbling
we were cobbling
you were cobbling
they were cobbling
Past Perfect
I had cobbled
you had cobbled
he/she/it had cobbled
we had cobbled
you had cobbled
they had cobbled
I will cobble
you will cobble
he/she/it will cobble
we will cobble
you will cobble
they will cobble
Future Perfect
I will have cobbled
you will have cobbled
he/she/it will have cobbled
we will have cobbled
you will have cobbled
they will have cobbled
Future Continuous
I will be cobbling
you will be cobbling
he/she/it will be cobbling
we will be cobbling
you will be cobbling
they will be cobbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cobbling
you have been cobbling
he/she/it has been cobbling
we have been cobbling
you have been cobbling
they have been cobbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cobbling
you will have been cobbling
he/she/it will have been cobbling
we will have been cobbling
you will have been cobbling
they will have been cobbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cobbling
you had been cobbling
he/she/it had been cobbling
we had been cobbling
you had been cobbling
they had been cobbling
I would cobble
you would cobble
he/she/it would cobble
we would cobble
you would cobble
they would cobble
Past Conditional
I would have cobbled
you would have cobbled
he/she/it would have cobbled
we would have cobbled
you would have cobbled
they would have cobbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cobble - rectangular paving stone with curved topcobble - rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads
paving stone - a stone used for paving
Verb1.cobble - pave with cobblestones
pave - cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic; "pave the roads in the village"
2.cobble - repair or mend; "cobble shoes"
fix, furbish up, mend, repair, bushel, doctor, touch on, restore - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"


cobble something together improvise, devise, put together, contrive, concoct, throw together Politicians are trying to cobble together a peace treaty.
حَصاةٌيَرْقَعُ الحِذاءيُصَلِّحُ بِصورَةٍ سَيِّئَه
dlažební kámensflákatspravit
brostenflikkeflikke sammenlappesammenflikke
gera viîgötusteinnklastra
bruģakmenslabotslikti/neprasmīgi salabot
acemice yapmak/tamir etmekkaldırım taşıtamir etmek


1. (also cobble up) [+ shoes] → remendar
2. [+ street] → empedrar, adoquinar
cobble together VT + ADV (pej) → hacer apresuradamente


[ˈkɒbəl] n (also cobblestone) → pavé m
cobble together


n (also cobblestone)Kopfstein m
a cobbled streeteine Straße mit Kopfsteinpflaster


[ˈkɒbl] n (also cobblestone) → ciottolo


(ˈkobl) noun
a rounded stone formerly used in paving streets.


(ˈkobl) verb
1. to mend (shoes).
2. to make or repair badly or roughly.
ˈcobbler noun
a person who mends shoes.
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