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hamper1

ham·per1

hamper1

 
 
pronunciation:
haem pr
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hampered, hampering, hampers
definition: 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.
synonyms:
hinder, impede, interfere with
antonyms:
aid, assist, facilitate, help
similar words:
block, cumber, encumber, frustrate, handicap, obstruct, shackle, thwart, trammel
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derivation: hamperer (n.)