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Sense: 1
Date: 1400-1500
Origin: COBBLER2
Sense: 2
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: COBBLE2

cobble

1 verb
     
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cob‧ble1 [transitive] old-fashioned
1DCBO to repair or make shoes
2TTR to put cobblestones on a street

cobble something ↔ together

phrasal verb
to quickly produce or make something that is useful but not perfect:
The diplomats cobbled an agreement together.
She cobbled together a tent from a few pieces of string and a sheet.

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