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Verb: hamper  ham-pu(r)
  1. Prevent the progress or free movement of
    "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather";
    - halter, cramp, strangle
  2. Put at a disadvantage
    "The brace I have to wear is hampering my movements";
    - handicap, hinder
Noun: hamper  ham-pu(r)
  1. A restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    - shackle, bond, trammel
  2. A basket usually with a cover

Derived forms: hampered, hampers, hampering

Type of: basket, bound, confine, constraint, disadvantage, disfavor [US], disfavour [Brit, Cdn], handbasket, limit, restraint, restrict, throttle, trammel

Encyclopedia: Hamper, William