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HINDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hinder mean? 

HINDER (adjective)
  The adjective HINDER has 1 sense:

1. located at or near the back of an animal

  Familiarity information: HINDER used as an adjective is very rare.


HINDER (verb)
  The verb HINDER has 3 senses:

1. be a hindrance or obstacle to
2. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
3. put at a disadvantage

  Familiarity information: HINDER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HINDER (adjective)


Sense 1hinder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Located at or near the back of an animal

Synonyms:

hind; hinder; back

Context examples:

back (or hind) legs / the hinder part of a carcass

Similar:

posterior (at or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in primates)


HINDER (verb)


Sense 1hinder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a hindrance or obstacle to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

hinder; impede

Context example:

She is impeding the progress of our project

Hypernyms (to "hinder" is one way to...):

keep; prevent (prevent from doing something or being in a certain state)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hinder"):

block; close up; impede; jam; obstruct; obturate; occlude (block passage through)

interfere (come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle)

set back (slow down the progress of; hinder)

hobble (hamper the action or progress of)

stunt (check the growth or development of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2hinder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

stymy; blockade; stymie; obstruct; hinder; embarrass; block

Context example:

His brother blocked him at every turn

Hypernyms (to "hinder" is one way to...):

forbid; foreclose; forestall; preclude; prevent (keep from happening or arising; make impossible)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hinder"):

hang (prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury)

check (block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey)

filibuster (obstruct deliberately by delaying; of legislation)

stonewall (obstruct or hinder any discussion)

bottleneck (slow down or impede by creating an obstruction)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3hinder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put at a disadvantage

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

hamper; handicap; hinder

Context example:

The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements

Hypernyms (to "hinder" is one way to...):

disadvantage; disfavor; disfavour (put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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