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hinder

verb [T]  /ˈhɪn·dər/ fml us  
to limit the ability of someone to do something, or to limit the development of something: A poor diet can hinder mental and physical growth. I don’t know if these changes are going to help or hinder the team.
hindrance
noun [C/U]  /ˈhɪn·drəns/ us  
fml [C] Often his training has proved a hindrance rather than a help.
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