hamper Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hamper" in British English

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hamperverb [T]

uk   /ˈhæm.pər/  us   /-pɚ/
to ​prevent someone doing something ​easily: Fierce ​storms have been hampering ​rescueefforts and there is now little ​chance of ​finding more ​survivors.

hampernoun [C]

uk   /ˈhæm.pər/  us   /-pɚ/
a ​large, ​rectangularcontainer with a ​lid: a picnic hamper UK a ​boxcontainingfood and ​drink, usually given as a ​present, for ​example at ​Christmas US (UK laundry basket) a ​container used for ​carryingdirtyclothes and ​bedsheets and for ​storing them while they are ​waiting to be ​washed
(Definition of hamper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hamperverb [T]

 us   /ˈhæm·pər/

hamper verb [T] (MAKE DIFFICULT)

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

hampernoun [C]

 us   /ˈhæm·pər/

hamper noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a ​largecontainer, often a basket (= ​container made of ​strips of ​wood), with a ​lid: a ​laundry/​picnic hamper
(Definition of hamper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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