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hamperverb [T]

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

hampernoun [C]

uk   /ˈhæm.pər/  us   /-pɚ/
a large, rectangular container with a lid: a picnic hamper UK a box containing food and drink, usually given as a present, for example at Christmas US (UK laundry basket) a container used for carrying dirty clothes and bed sheets and for storing them while they are waiting to be washed
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