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encumber

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of encumber

  1. 1 to create difficulty for the work or activity of the claim that all of these regulations encumber doctors, taking time away from the actual practice of medicine Synonyms of encumber clog, cramp, embarrass, hamper, fetter, handcuff, handicap, hinder, hobble, hog-tie, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, short-circuit, stymie, tie up, trammelWords Related to encumber balk, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; bind, chain, halter, leash, tether, tie; arrest, brake, delay, retain, retard; barricade, block, blockade, roadblock; bog (down), mire; choke, smother, stifle, strangle, suffocate; baffle, foil, frustrate, stump, thwart; derail, disrupt, sabotage; muzzle, repress, suppress; confine, hedge (in), hem (in)Near Antonyms of encumber clear, make way, open, unclog, unplug, unstop; free, liberate, release, untie; loosen, smooth; encourage, further, promoteAntonyms of encumber aid, assist, facilitate, help

  2. 2 to place a weight or burden on don't encumber your pack animal so much that it can hardly move Synonyms of encumber burden, load, freight, lade, laden, lumber, saddle, weightWords Related to encumber clog, clutter, fill, pack; heap, mound, pile, stack; press, weigh; strain, tax; overburden, overload, overtax, surcharge; hamper, handicap; afflict, oppressNear Antonyms of encumber alleviate, ease, lighten, relieveAntonyms of encumber disburden, discharge, disencumber, unburden, unlade, unload

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