Definition of “hamper” - English Dictionary

“hamper” in American English

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hamperverb [ T ]

us /ˈhæm·pər/

hamper verb [ T ] (MAKE DIFFICULT)

to make an action intended to achieve something more difficult:

High winds hampered efforts to put out the fire.

hampernoun [ C ]

us /ˈhæm·pər/

hamper noun [ C ] (CONTAINER)

a large container, 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)