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hinder 1

Syllabification: hind·er
Pronunciation: /ˈhindər/

verb

[with object]
Create difficulties for (someone or something), resulting in delay or obstruction: various family stalemates were hindering communication
More example sentences
  • With these uses come consequences, and these consequences have created problems and hinder survival of humans.
  • The man's mass seemed to both hinder his movements and create a more menacing movement at the same time.
  • Conversely, products that do not lend themselves to such comparisons encounter difficulty because they hinder valuation.
Synonyms
restrict, restrain, constrain, block, check, curtail, frustrate, cramp, handicap, cripple, hamstring
informal stymie, throw a wrench in the works

Origin

Old English hindrian 'injure or damage', of Germanic origin; related to German hindern, also to behind.

Words that rhyme with hinder

Belinda, Cabinda, cinder, Clarinda, Dorinda, Kinder, Linda, Lucinda, Melinda, tinder

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hinder 2 Syllabification: hind·er
Pronunciation: /ˈhīndər/

adjective

[attributive]
(Especially of a bodily part) rear; hind: the hinder end of its body
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  • As William told it, ‘He forgot to fit a tail on his hinder parts.’
  • When the fish is too large to be swallowed entire, the hinder portion will be bitten off and the anterior part allowed to float or sink.
  • Sir George strode purposefully towards a grand statue of a heroic millipede raised on its hinder legs clutching a large cross in several of its limbs.

Origin

Middle English: perhaps from Old English hinderweard 'backward', related to behind.

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