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
Similar spelling:   Hanover