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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


Similarposterior


Antonymsanterior


English verb: hinder

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


SamplesShe is impeding the progress of our project.


Synonymsimpede


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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