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hamper - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hamper

(noun) a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
Synonyms : bond , shackle , trammel

(noun) a basket usually with a cover
(verb) prevent the progress or free movement of
Synonyms : cramp , halter , strangle
Example Sentence
  • He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather
  • the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries

(verb) put at a disadvantage
Synonyms : handicap , hinder
Example Sentence
  • The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hamper

PAMPERS DIAPER for babies .restrict the free movement :-)
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by arulmozhi

opposite of pamper
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by kmr.akhil

when someone is caught by traffic police and is without license he says... malik HAM PAR daya karo and jaano do aage... remove the obstruction...
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by NikhilAgl

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