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  Definition of hamper
  1. a basket usually with a cover
  2. a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  3. prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
  4. put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
Similar Words: shackle, bond, trammel, trammels, halter, cramp, strangle, handicap, hinder

 

Hyponyms: clothes hamper, laundry basket, clothes basket, voider, food hamper, ball and chain, fetter, hobble, handcuffs, handcuff, cuffs, cuff, handlock, manacle, iron, irons, chain, chains

 

Derivational Morphology: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, handicap, hinder, halter, cramp, strangle, fetter, shackle, bond, trammels, hindrance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check

 

 
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