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hin·der

hinder

 
 
pronunciation:
hIn dr
part of speech: verb
inflections: hinders, hindering, hindered
definition: to hold back or stop the progress of.
Heavy chains hindered the elephant's movements.
synonyms:
balk, block, hamper, handicap, obstruct
antonyms:
aid, encourage, facilitate, further, help, promote
similar words:
arrest, curb, deter, interfere, restrain, stall
derivations: hinderingly (adv.), hinderer (n.)