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cumber

play
verb, cum·ber \ˈkəm-bər\

Definition of cumber

cumberedcumbering play \-b(ə-)riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  trouble, harass

  3. 2 a :  to hinder or encumber by being in the way <cumbered with heavy clothing> b :  to clutter up <rocks cumbering the yard>



Origin of cumber

Middle English combren, short for acombren, from Anglo-French acumbrer, encumbrer — more at encumber


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with cumber


2

cumber

noun cum·ber

Definition of cumber

  1. :  something that cumbers; especially :  hindrance



14th Century

First Known Use of cumber

14th century


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