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Definition 1: a basket usually with a cover - [noun denoting artifact]

(hamper is a kind of ...) a container that is usually woven and has handles

(... is a kind of hamper ) a hamper that holds dirty clothes to be washed or wet clothes to be dried

(... is a kind of hamper ) a hamper for packing and transporting food

Definition 2: a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for hamper in the sense of this definition

(hamper is a kind of ...) a device that retards something's motion

"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

(... is a kind of hamper ) heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain

(... is a kind of hamper ) a shackle for the ankles or feet

(... is a kind of hamper ) shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs

(... is a kind of hamper ) metal shackles; for hands or legs

Definition 3: prevent the progress or free movement of - [verb of change]

Samples where hamper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather
  • the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries

Synonyms for hamper in the sense of this definition

(hamper is a kind of ...) place limits on (extent or amount or access)

"restrict the use of this parking lot" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

Definition 4: put at a disadvantage - [verb of competition]

Samples where hamper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements

Synonyms for hamper in the sense of this definition

(hamper is a kind of ...) put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm

"This rule clearly disadvantages me"

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