Definition of hinder verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hinder

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈhɪndə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪndər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hinder
BrE BrE//ˈhɪndə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪndər//
 
he / she / it hinders
BrE BrE//ˈhɪndəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪndərz//
 
past simple hindered
BrE BrE//ˈhɪndəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪndərd//
 
past participle hindered
BrE BrE//ˈhɪndəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪndərd//
 
-ing form hindering
BrE BrE//ˈhɪndərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪndərɪŋ//
 
 
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to make it difficult for somebody to do something or for something to happen synonym hamper hinder somebody/something a political situation that hinders economic growth Some teachers felt hindered by a lack of resources. hinder somebody/something from something/from doing something An injury was hindering him from playing his best. see also hindrance Word Origin Old English hindrian ‘injure or damage’, of Germanic origin; related to German hindern, also to behind.Extra examples These killings have seriously hindered progress towards peace. These laws will hinder rather than help progress. factors which might help or hinder a child’s progress at school An old injury was hindering him from playing his best.
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