- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||hampers, hampering, hampered
||to impede or interfere with the progress or action of.
A long, straight skirt hampers your stride.The owners claim that the new regulation will hamper business.The unwillingness of witnesses to come forward hampered the police investigation.
- hinder, impede, interfere with
- aid, assist, facilitate, help
- similar words:
- block, cumber, encumber, frustrate, handicap, interfere, obstruct, shackle, thwart, trammel
||bind, burden, contravene, damp, limit, mess, oppress, preclude, prevent, prohibit, stunt, weight