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English adjective: hinder

1. hinder located at or near the back of an animal

SamplesBack (or hind) legs.
The hinder part of a carcass.

Synonymsback, hind



English verb: hinder

1. hinder (social) be a hindrance or obstacle to

SamplesShe is impeding the progress of our project.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)keep, prevent

Narrower (hyponym)block, close up, hobble, impede, inhibit, interfere, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude, set back, stunt

2. hinder (social) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

SamplesHis brother blocked him at every turn.

Synonymsblock, blockade, embarrass, obstruct, stymie, stymy

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

Narrower (hyponym)bottleneck, check, filibuster, hang, stonewall

3. hinder (competition) put at a disadvantage

SamplesThe brace I have to wear is hindering my movements.

Synonymshamper, handicap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour

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