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hin·der 1

v. hin·dered, hin·der·ing, hin·ders
To obstruct or delay the progress of: a snowfall hindered the mountain climbers; lack of funds that hindered research.
To interfere with action or progress.

[Middle English hindren, from Old English hindrian; see ko- in Indo-European roots.]

hin′der·er n.
Synonyms: hinder1, hamper1, impede, obstruct, encumber
These verbs mean to slow or prevent progress or movement. To hinder is to hold back or delay, as by barring the way forward: The unfair performance review threatened to hinder her career.
Hamper suggests the imposition of restrictions or limitations: "He was a little hard of hearing; it hampered him in learning" (Oliver La Farge).
To impede is to slow by making action or movement difficult: "[The] wagon proceeded down the street at a slow walk, impeded by the crush of curiosity seekers" (Stephen O'Connor).
Obstruct implies the presence of obstacles: Passage of the bill was obstructed by a filibuster.
To encumber is to weigh down, as with complications or difficulties: "[King] Leopold particularly envied the Hapsburgs because, unlike him, they were little encumbered by parliaments and constitutions" (Adam Hochschild).

hind·er 2

Variant of hind1.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hindering - preventing movement; "the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder
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But I came back to tell you: there was no hindering it; you must know.
Have you weights in your life that are hindering you or slowing you down?
Islamabad -- NAB has decided to take legal action against the Ministers and PML (N) workers allegedly involved in hindering the arrest of Captain (Rtd.
Download Nicholas: All those hindering new law are avoiding elections NNA - Change and Reform Parliamentary bloc MP, Nabil Nicholas, on Wednesday accused those hindering an agreement over a new electoral law of bearing the intention to avoid a new round of legislative elections.
TEHRAN (FNA)- New Canadian sanctions are another anti-Russian step, hindering restoration of normal bilateral relations, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich said on Wednesday.
Damascus, SANA -- UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Friday met head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) Abdelrahman al-Attar, discussing with him the mechanisms of distributing humanitarian aid and the obstacles hindering this process.
Since academic staff and teachers in ICT related fields have crucial roles in training action-competent individuals, this study aimed to determine the views of preservice teachers and instructors in Computer Education and Instructional Technology (CEIT) departments about the motivating and hindering factors regarding ICTAC.
Summary: EC has opened formal proceedings to investigate whether Gazprom might be hindering competition
Hindering dissemination of Iraqi army coincides with "terrorist" interests, MP KARBALA/ Aswat al-Iraq: State of Law MP regarded the prevention of dissemination of Iraqi army by Kurdish Beishmarga along the Iraqi-Syrian borders as "pouring in the interests of terrorism", pointing that the withdrawal of Iraqi forces will "give wrong letter to the Kurdish region's forces".
The goal of this study is to determine which locations in Bahrain provide the best opportunities for freedom of expression without violating the rights of others or hindering public interests.
Alliance-hindering factors were classifiable into six categories (Study 1) and four categories (Study 2) and the reasons how or why they were hindering were classifiable into four categories.
The investigation will focus on whether ARA may have abused its dominant position in the market, in particular by hindering access to its collection infrastructure, which is necessary to operate in the market, and by putting pressure on customers and collection service providers not to contract with ARA's competitors.