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cumber

verb cum·ber \ ˈkəm-bər \

Definition of cumber

cumbered; cumbering play \ˈkəm-b(ə-)riŋ\
1 archaic : trouble, harass
2 a : to hinder or encumber by being in the way
  • cumbered with heavy clothing
b : to clutter up
  • rocks cumbering the yard

Origin and Etymology of cumber

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


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cumber

noun

Definition of cumber

: something that cumbers; especially : hindrance

First Known Use of cumber

14th century

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