Definition of hinder
- Their journey was hindered by snow and high winds.
- economic growth hindered by sanctions
- uncertain whether the changes would help or hinder
The witness refused to cooperate, hindering the investigation.
The country's economic growth is being hindered by the sanctions.
It's not clear whether the change will help or hinder our project.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
the animal's case of mange was especially bad in its hinder parts
: to make (something, such as a task or action) slow or difficult
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