cobble


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cob·ble 1

 (kŏb′əl)
n.
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

 (kŏb′əl)
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.]

cobble

(ˈkɒbəl)
n
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
vb
(Civil Engineering) (tr) to pave (a road) with cobblestones
[C15 (in cobblestone): from cob1]
ˈcobbled adj

cobble

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

cob•ble1

(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]

cob•ble2

(ˈkɒb əl)

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

cob•ble3

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

cobble


Past participle: cobbled
Gerund: cobbling

Imperative
cobble
cobble
Present
I cobble
you cobble
he/she/it cobbles
we cobble
you cobble
they cobble
Preterite
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
Future
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
Conditional
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

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

cobble

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

cobble

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

cobble

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

cobble

[ˈkɒbl] n (also cobblestone) → ciottolo

cobble1

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

cobble2

(ˈkobl) verb
1. to mend (shoes).
2. to make or repair badly or roughly.
ˈcobbler noun
a person who mends shoes.
References in classic literature ?
They struck at each other, clinched, and rolled over on the cobble stones.
But I have patients amongst the seafaring population of West Colebrook, and, unofficially, I am informed that very early that morning two brothers, who went down to look after their cobble hauled up on the beach, found, a good way from Brenzett, an ordinary ship's hencoop lying high and dry on the shore, with eleven drowned ducks inside.
Again I understand it all!" Anna said to herself, as soon as the carriage had started and swaying lightly, rumbled over the tiny cobbles of the paved road, and again one impression followed rapidly upon another.
No more barricades of flagstones--no more assaulting his Majesty's troops with cobbles. I cannot feel friendly toward my quondam fellow-American, Napoleon III., especially at this time,--[July, 1867.]--when in fancy I see his credulous victim, Maximilian, lying stark and stiff in Mexico, and his maniac widow watching eagerly from her French asylum for the form that will never come--but I do admire his nerve, his calm self-reliance, his shrewd good sense.
They sell 'em at auction, an' they're good for years an' years, only no good on the cobbles any more."
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Melfred Borzall took the design of the tough, long-wearing excalibur blade and made the Rock Saw, a blade that simply excels in cobble conditions.
COBBLE WOBBLES Street faves Andrea and Kevin help an unsteady Nadia
Froome did not even see a cobble as his Tour defence ended 12 months ago after three crashes in two days, but this time he was guided expertly by the brilliant Geraint Thomas.