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Overview of noun hamper

The noun hamper has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) shackle, bond, hamper, trammel

(a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner))

2. hamper

(a basket usually with a cover)

Overview of verb hamper

The verb hamper has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) hamper, halter, cramp, strangle

(prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries")

2. (1) handicap, hinder, hamper

(put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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