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Definition 1: put at a disadvantage - [verb of competition]

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

  • The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements

Synonyms for hinder in the sense of this definition

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

"This rule clearly disadvantages me"

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

  • His brother blocked him at every turn

Synonyms for hinder in the sense of this definition

(hinder is a kind of ...) keep from happening or arising; make impossible

"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer" "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

(... is a kind of hinder ) obstruct or hinder any discussion

"Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation" "When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls"

(... is a kind of hinder ) obstruct deliberately by delaying

(... is a kind of hinder ) block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey

(... is a kind of hinder ) prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury

(... is a kind of hinder ) slow down or impede by creating an obstruction

"His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"

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

  • She is impeding the progress of our project

Synonyms for hinder in the sense of this definition

(hinder is a kind of ...) stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

"We must prevent the cancer from spreading" "His snoring kept me from falling asleep" "Keep the child from eating the marbles"

(... is a kind of hinder ) block passage through

"obstruct the path"

(... is a kind of hinder ) limit, block, or decrease the action or function of

"inhibit the action of the enzyme" "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"

(... is a kind of hinder ) impede or hinder the natural development or self-expression of

(... is a kind of hinder ) come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle

"Your talking interferes with my work!"

(... is a kind of hinder ) slow down the progress of; hinder

"His late start set him back"

(... is a kind of hinder ) hamper the action or progress of

"The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean"

(... is a kind of hinder ) check the growth or development of

"You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"

Definition 4: located at or near the back of an animal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • back (or hind) legs
  • the hinder part of a carcass

Synonyms for hinder in the sense of this definition

(hinder is similar to ...) located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure

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