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ham·per1

hamper1

 
 
pronunciation:
haem pr
part of speech: verb
inflections: hampers, hampering, hampered
definition: to get in the way of.
Bad weather hampered our climb up the mountain.
synonyms:
hinder, interfere with
antonyms:
aid, assist, facilitate, help
similar words:
block, frustrate, handicap, interfere, obstruct
derivation: hamperer (n.)