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hindering


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hinder  \Hin"der\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hindered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Hindering}.]  [OE.  hindren  hinderen,  AS  hindrian  fr 
  hinder  behind;  akin  to  D.  hinderen,  G.  hindern,  OHG. 
  hintar?n,  Icel.  &  Sw  hindra,  Dan.  hindre.  See  {Hinder},  a.] 
  1.  To  keep  back  or  behind;  to  prevent  from  starting  or  moving 
  forward;  to  check;  to  retard;  to  obstruct;  to  bring  to  a 
  full  stop;  --  often  followed  by  from  as  an  accident 
  hindered  the  coach;  drought  hinders  the  growth  of  plants; 
  to  hinder  me  from  going. 
 
  Them  that  were  entering  in  ye  hindered.  --Luke  xi 
  52. 
 
  I  hinder  you  too  long.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  prevent  or  embarrass;  to  debar;  to  shut  out 
 
  What  hinders  younger  brothers,  being  fathers  of 
  families,  from  having  the  same  right?  --Locke. 
 
  Syn:  To  check;  retard;  impede;  delay;  block;  clog;  prevent; 
  stop;  interrupt;  counteract;  thwart;  oppose;  obstruct; 
  debar;  embarrass. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hindering 
  adj  :  preventing  movement;  "the  clogging  crowds  of  revelers 
  overflowing  into  the  street"  [syn:  {clogging},  {impeding}, 
  {obstructive}] 




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