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English definition of “hamper”

hamper

verb [T]     /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 .Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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