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hamper

verb [T]  /ˈhæm·pər/ us  

hamper verb [T] (MAKE DIFFICULT)

to make an action intended to achieve something more difficult: High winds hampered efforts to put out the fire.

hamper

noun [C]  /ˈhæm·pər/ us  

hamper noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a large container, often a basket (= container made of strips of wood), with a lid: a laundry/picnic hamper
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