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English noun: hamper

1. hamper (artifact) a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

Synonymsbond, shackle, trammel

Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint

Narrower (hyponym)ball and chain, chains, cuff, fetter, handcuff, handlock, hobble, irons, manacle

2. hamper (artifact) a basket usually with a cover

Broader (hypernym)basket, handbasket

Narrower (hyponym)clothes basket, clothes hamper, food hamper, laundry basket, voider

English verb: hamper

1. hamper (change) prevent the progress or free movement of

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

Synonymscramp, halter, strangle

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

Broader (hypernym)bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel

2. hamper (competition) put at a disadvantage

SamplesThe brace I have to wear is hindering my movements.

Synonymshandicap, hinder

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

Broader (hypernym)disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour

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