encumbered


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en·cum·ber

 (ĕn-kŭm′bər)
tr.v. en·cum·bered, en·cum·ber·ing, en·cum·bers
1. To cause to have difficulty in moving or in accomplishing something; burden: a hiker encumbered with a heavy pack; a student encumbered with responsibilities.
2. To hinder or impede the action or performance of: restrictions that encumber police work. See Synonyms at hinder1.
3. To burden with legal or financial obligations: an estate that is encumbered with debts.

[Middle English encombren, from Old French encombrer, to block up : en-, in; see en-1 + combre, hindrance (from Gaulish *comboros).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.encumbered - loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load; "a summer resort...encumbered with great clapboard-and-stucco hotels"- A.J.Liebling; "a hiker encumbered with a heavy backpack"; "an encumbered estate"
unencumbered - free of encumbrance; "inherited an unencumbered estate"
Translations

encumbered

[ɪnˈkʌmbərd] adjencombré(e)
to be encumbered with sth [+ luggage] → être encombré(e) de qch; [+ debts] → être criblé(e) de qch; [+ rules, regulations] → être surchargé(e) de qch

encumbered

[ɪnˈkʌmbəd] adj to be encumbered (with)essere carico/a di
References in classic literature ?
In the red glow from the fire-box, a group of people stood huddled together on the platform, encumbered by bundles and boxes.
The pier was crowded with carriages and men; passengers were arriving and hurrying on board; the vessel's decks were encumbered with trunks and valises; groups of excursionists, arrayed in unattractive traveling costumes, were moping about in a drizzling rain and looking as droopy and woebegone as so many molting chickens.
If Kutuzov decided to retreat along the road from Krems to Olmutz, to unite with the troops arriving from Russia, he risked being forestalled on that road by the French who had crossed the Vienna bridge, and encumbered by his baggage and transport, having to accept battle on the march against an enemy three times as strong, who would hem him in from two sides.
He would find his unexpected inheritance sadly encumbered, but the property would recover with time, and, if "the captain" was careful, he might be a rich man yet before he died.
Brian de Bois-Guilbert rolled on the field, encumbered with the stirrup, from which he was unable to draw his foot.
Yes, monsieur; we have so many pleasures to take in this delightful country, that we were encumbered by them; so much so, that we have been forced to regulate the distribution of them.
So much more wicked and distracted had the Revolution grown in that December month, that the rivers of the South were encumbered with the bodies of the violently drowned by night, and prisoners were shot in lines and squares under the southern wintry sun.
This shows the immense difficulty in preventing that species of traffic, where there is an inland communication, and places in a strong light the disadvantages with which the collection of duties in this country would be encumbered, if by disunion the States should be placed in a situation, with respect to each other, resembling that of France with respect to her neighbors.
About twelve o'clock a troop of ten or twelve thousand head of buffalo encumbered the track.
After getting this sudden lesson in the power of terres- trial weapons, the Martians retreated to their original position upon Horsell Common; and in their haste, and encumbered with the de'bris of their smashed companion, they no doubt overlooked many such a stray and negligible victim as myself.
Huge heaps of rubbish encumbered the suburbs, and, with the hill on which the market-place stood, formed the only inequalities of the ground.
You will have no objection, I dare say, to your great expectations being encumbered with that easy condition.