Meaning of “hinder” in the English Dictionary

"hinder" in American English

See all translations

hinderverb [ T ]

us /ˈhɪn·dər/ fml

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.
noun [ C/U ] us /ˈhɪn·drəns/


[ C ] Often his training has proved a hindrance rather than a help.

(Definition of “hinder” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)