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hinder

hin·der

hinder

 
pronunciation:
hIn dr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hindered, hindering, hinders
definition 1: to interfere with or obstruct the functioning or progress of.
Heavy chains hindered the elephant's movements.His questions hindered my thought process.
synonyms:
balk, block, encumber, hamper, handicap, impede, obstruct
antonyms:
abet, aid, encourage, facilitate, further, help, nurture, promote, speed
similar words:
arrest, bilk, bottleneck, curb, deter, disadvantage, embarrass, frustrate, inhibit, interfere, restrain, shackle, slow, stall, thwart, trammel
definition 2: to stop from doing something or stop from happening.
The thick brambles hindered our movement through the forest.His constant daydreaming is hindering his progress in school.Objections from her staff hindered the principal's efforts to bring about change.
synonyms:
block, frustrate, obstruct, prevent, stop, thwart
antonyms:
allow
similar words:
arrest, bar, check, foil, handicap, impede, inhibit, preclude, prohibit, scotch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be or act so as to interfere with or obstruct the functioning or progress of something.
synonyms:
interfere, prevent
antonyms:
aid, help
similar words:
balk, block, check, constrict, oppose
derivations: hinderingly (adv.), hinderer (n.)