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Definition 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.
  • He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather
hampered = hindered (slowed or made more difficult)
  • We want to suggest standard best practices without hampering creative adjustment to local circumstances.
  • But-incongruous as it may seem to some-I was restrained and hampered by my innate sense of justice.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • hampered = hindered
  • The stick that had supported a skull hampered him but he would not be parted from his only weapon.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • hampered = hindered (slowed progress)
  • 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
  • hampering = hindering; i.e., slowing down or causing problems
  • With the hampering help of my sisters I made the little doghouse.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • hampering = hindering; i.e., slowing down or causing problems
  • Nearly all of his father's presents were given with reservations which hampered their value somewhat.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • hampered = hindered
  • Peeta starts up hampered by not only the leg but the knife in his hand.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • hampered = hindered (slowed down)
  • 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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