Definition of hindrance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hindrance

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈhɪndrəns//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪndrəns//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] a person or thing that makes it more difficult for somebody to do something or for something to happen To be honest, she was more of a hindrance than a help. hindrance to something/somebody The high price is a major hindrance to potential buyers.
  2. 2[uncountable] (formal) the act of making it more difficult for somebody to do something or for something to happen They were able to complete their journey without further hindrance.
  3. see also hinder
    Extra examples The cook needs room to get at the cooker, sink and cupboards without hindrance. The new regulations are actually a great hindrance to teachers. We were allowed to travel around the country without hindrance. He should be able to view all records without let or hindrance.Idioms
    without let or hindrance
     
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    (formal or law) without being prevented from doing something; freely New regulations will allow residents to travel between member states without let or hindrance.
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