|1.||[ verb ] prevent the progress or free movement of|
|Synonyms:||cramp strangle halter|
"He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather" "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
|Related terms:||restrict shackle|
|2.||[ noun ] a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)|
|Synonyms:||shackle bond trammels trammel|
|Related terms:||restraint iron handcuffs fetter ball_and_chain restrict fetter|
|3.||[ verb ] put at a disadvantage|
|Synonyms:||hinder disadvantage handicap|
"The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
|Related terms:||disadvantage bias shackle|
|4.||[ noun ] a basket usually with a cover|
|Related terms:||basket food_hamper clothes_hamper|