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Definition of hinder verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hinder
    he / she / it hinders
    past simple hindered
    -ing form hindering
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  1. 1to make it difficult for someone to do something or something to happen synonym hamper
  2. 2 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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hinder