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cobble

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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cobblecob‧ble1 /ˈkɒbəl $ ˈkɑː-/ verb [transitive] old-fashioned  1 DCBOto repair or make shoes2 TTRto put cobblestones on a street cobble something ↔ together
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cobbleGramm had hoped to cobble a winning coalition of social and economic conservatives.It is not that difficult to cobble together a budget that could at least appear to be balanced within five years.Whitehall mandarins have discreetly voiced hopes that the party leaders will cobble together an agreement rather than face a second election.In the end these separate plans are cobbled together by a central planning department and adjusted to make them compatible.Humble houses were cobbled together from leavings stuccoed over and painted in pastel tones of pink, ochre and yellow.In Bloomington, Ill., police use a variety of gang definitions, cobbled together from various state and local edicts.
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cobblecobble2 noun [countable]  TTRa cobblestone
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cobbleEach of us spotted a different line of cobbles extending across the plain, perpendicular to the prevailing gradient of slope.Lyn walked across the cobbles and over the Old Town bridge.A few hens pecked between the cobbles and rabbits scuffled in hutches along one of the dry-stone walls.Then after about an hour I heard the familiar heavy tread of Dad's boots on the cobbles.To his left Corbett heard a slithering on the cobbles.Once he stumbled on the cobbles.Quietly they huddled together on the cobbles of the drive.Over the cobbles he clatters and clangs in the dark inn-yard.
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Verb table
cobble
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycobble
he, she, itcobbles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycobbled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cobbled
he, she, ithas cobbled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cobbled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cobble
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cobbled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cobbling
he, she, itis cobbling
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you, we, theyare cobbling
Past
I, he, she, itwas cobbling
you, we, theywere cobbling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cobbling
he, she, ithas been cobbling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cobbling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cobbling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cobbling
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