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as in:  hampered by

He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather
  to hinder; i.e., slow down or cause problems for
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hampers hampered hamper hampering
Strongly Associated with:   hamstrung, hobbled
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  • He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather
  • We want to suggest standard best practices without hampering creative adjustment to local circumstances.
  • With the hampering help of my sisters I made the little doghouse.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • The paper said Granma and Granpa was selfish, and being that way was total hampering me for the rest of my continual life.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree

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  • Nearly all of his father’s presents were given with reservations which hampered their value somewhat.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • He is still playing, but is obviously hampered by the sprained ankle.
  • I hire good people, so I’m less hampered by my own limitations.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   hamper [8] , hamstrung [5] , hobbled [1]
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