Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hinder”

See all translations

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.
(Definition of hinder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hinder?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hinder” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More