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Definition of hamper verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive] hamper somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hamper
    he / she / it hampers
    past simple hampered
    -ing form hampering
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  1. 1to prevent someone from easily doing or achieving something synonym hinder
  2. 2 Our efforts were severely hampered by a lack of money.
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