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1. hamper

verb. ['ˈhæmpɝ'] prevent the progress or free movement of.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • cramp
  • bound
  • strangle
  • limit
  • trammel
  • restrain
  • confine
  • halter

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • declassify
  • unfasten
  • stand still

Etymology

  • hamper (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hamperen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Hamper

  • stamper
  • scamper
  • tamper
  • sampre
  • samper
  • pamper
  • kamper
  • gamper
  • damper
  • camper

Example sentences of the word hamper


1. Adjective
A severe injury to the spinal cord can therefore greatly hamper movement or prevent it altogether.

2. Verb, base form
While eating too much of it can hamper your progress, you can consume it in moderation.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Men who dislike doing laundry would appreciate coming home and finding their clothes hamper empty.

4. Noun, singular or mass
A hamper with a lid is an excellent method for preventing this problem.

2. hamper

noun. ['ˈhæmpɝ'] a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner).

Synonyms

  • fetter
  • constraint
  • shackle
  • cuff
  • restraint
  • manacle
  • bond
  • trammel
  • hobble
  • handlock
  • handcuff
  • ball and chain
  • irons

Antonyms

  • detach
  • unconnectedness
  • ride
  • unstrap

Etymology

  • hamper (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hamperen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. hamper

verb. ['ˈhæmpɝ'] put at a disadvantage.

Synonyms

  • disadvantage
  • disfavor
  • disfavour
  • handicap

Antonyms

  • unbound
  • free
  • uncertain
  • unoriented

Etymology

  • hamper (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hamperen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. hamper

noun. ['ˈhæmpɝ'] a basket usually with a cover.

Synonyms

  • clothes hamper
  • basket
  • voider
  • clothes basket
  • food hamper
  • laundry basket

Antonyms

  • indiscipline
  • intemperance
  • secured bond
  • unsecured bond

Etymology

  • hamper (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hamperen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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