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Meaning & Definition of Hamper in English

English

Hamper

/hæmpər/

noun

1. A restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

    synonym:
  • shackle
  • ,
  • bond
  • ,
  • hamper
  • ,
  • trammel

2. A basket usually with a cover

    synonym:
  • hamper

verb

1. Prevent the progress or free movement of

  • "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"
  • "The imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
    synonym:
  • hamper
  • ,
  • halter
  • ,
  • cramp
  • ,
  • strangle

2. Put at a disadvantage

  • "The brace i have to wear is hindering my movements"
    synonym:
  • handicap
  • ,
  • hinder
  • ,
  • hamper