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hinder   WordNet 2.0

- put at a disadvantage
"The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"

 
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- be a hindrance or obstacle to
"She is impeding the progress of our project"

 
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- hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
"His brother blocked him at every turn"

 
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Hinder   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder parts of a horse.

"He was in the hinder part of the ship." -- Mark iv. 38.

 
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1. To keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a full stop; -- often followed by from; as, an accident hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants; to hinder me from going.

"Them that were entering in ye hindered." -- Luke xi. 52.

"I hinder you too long." -- Shak.

2. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.

"What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of families, from having the same right?" -- Locke.

Syn. -- To check; retard; impede; delay; block; clog; prevent; stop; interrupt; counteract; thwart; oppose; obstruct; debar; embarrass.

 
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1. To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.

"This objection hinders not but that the heroic action of some commander . . . may be written." -- Dryden.

 
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