encumber Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “encumber” in the English Dictionary

"encumber" in British English

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encumberverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈkʌm.bər/  us   /-bɚ/ formal
to ​weigh someone or something down, or to make it ​difficult for someone to do something: Today, ​thankfully, women ​tennisplayers are not encumbered with/bylong, ​heavyskirts and high-necked ​blouses.
noun [C] uk   us   /-brəns/
something that encumbers you: When you're ​walking 30 ​miles a ​day, the fewer encumbrances the ​better.
(Definition of encumber from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “encumber”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使…负担沉重, 妨碍,阻碍, 拖累…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使…負擔沈重, 妨礙,阻礙, 拖累…
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