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To form, assemble, or complete something very quickly, especially in a rough, sloppy, or careless manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cobble" and "together." The incoherent arguments in your paper tell me that you cobbled the whole thing together in study hall this morning. It looks like he cobbled together that rickety bike with old junk from his basement.
To form, assemble, or complete something very quickly, especially in a rough, sloppy, or careless manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cobble" and "up." The incoherent argument in your paper tells me that you cobbled it up in study hall. Look at that rickety bike—it looks like he just cobbled it up with old junk from his basement.
enough (something) to cobble dogs with
A large amount of something. You guys have enough decorative pillows here to cobble dogs with! It must take you half an hour to remove them when you want to go to bed. The country has enough natural resources to cobble dogs with, and yet most of their citizens live in abject poverty.
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cobble something upand cobble something together
to make something or put something together hastily or carelessly. Who cobbled this thing up? Take it apart and start over. The kids cobbled up their model planes badly. It looks like you cobbled together that report just last night.
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