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hamper
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Multiple Meanings
hamper — as in:  hampered by

He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather
to hinder; i.e., slow down or cause problems for

Do not confuse this verb form of the word with the noun form that has a completely different meaning. The noun form refers to a basket or container in which things are stored or transported—such as a laundry hamper.
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