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hinder

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verb hin·der \ˈhin-dər\

Definition of hinder

hindered

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hindering

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  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make slow or difficult the progress of :  hamper Their journey was hindered by snow and high winds. economic growth hindered by sanctions

  3. 2 :  to hold back :  prevent, check His financial troubles hindered him from buying a home.

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to delay, impede, or prevent action uncertain whether the changes would help or hinder

hinderer

play \ˈhin-dər-ər\ noun

Examples of hinder in a Sentence

  1. The witness refused to cooperate, hindering the investigation.

  2. The country's economic growth is being hindered by the sanctions.

  3. It's not clear whether the change will help or hinder our project.

Origin and Etymology of hinder

Middle English hindren, from Old English hindrian; akin to Old English hinder behind

Synonym Discussion of hinder

hinder, impede, obstruct, block mean to interfere with the activity or progress of. hinder stresses causing harmful or annoying delay or interference with progress. rain hindered the climb impede implies making forward progress difficult by clogging, hampering, or fettering. tight clothing that impedes movement obstruct implies interfering with something in motion or in progress by the sometimes intentional placing of obstacles in the way. the view was obstructed by billboards block implies complete obstruction to passage or progress. a landslide blocked the road

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hinder

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adjective hind·er \ˈhīn-dər\

Definition of hinder

  1. :  situated behind or in the rear :  posterior a long oval forward part and a taillike hinder portion — R. E. Coker

Examples of hinder in a Sentence

  1. the animal's case of mange was especially bad in its hinder parts

Origin and Etymology of hinder

Middle English, from Old English hinder, adverb —see 1hinder



HINDER Defined for English Language Learners

hinder

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Definition of hinder for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something, such as a task or action) slow or difficult


HINDER Defined for Kids

hinder

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verb hin·der \ˈhin-dər\

Definition of hinder for Students

hindered

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hindering

  1. :  to make slow or difficult Snow and high winds hindered our progress.



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