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to hamper the progress of

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  • hamper — vb Hamper, trammel, clog, fetter, shackle, manacle, hog tie are comparable when meaning to hinder or impede one so that one cannot move, progress, or act freely. To hamper is to encumber or embarrass by or as if by an impediment or restraining… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hamper — 01. The stormy weather is [hampering] efforts to rescue two fishermen from their sinking boat. 02. His progress in learning a second language is being [hampered] by his shyness in speaking. 03. The police investigation into the murder is being… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • progress — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, dramatic, excellent, genuine, good, great, impressive, real, remarkable, significant …   Collocations dictionary

  • progress — I UK [ˈprəʊɡres] / US [ˈprɑɡrəs] noun [uncountable] *** Get it right: progress: Progress is an uncountable noun, and so: ▪  it never comes after a ▪  it is never used in the plural Wrong: The 20th century has brought about a tremendous progress… …   English dictionary

  • progress*/*/*/ — [ˈprəʊgres] noun [U] I 1) the process of developing or improving Keep me informed about the progress of the project.[/ex] I m worried about my son s lack of progress in English.[/ex] Negotiators have made considerable progress in the peace… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hamper — hamper1 hamperedly, adv. hamperedness, n. hamperer, n. /ham peuhr/, v.t. 1. to hold back; hinder; impede: A steady rain hampered the progress of the work. 2. to interfere with; curtail: The dancers movements were hampered by their elaborate… …   Universalium

  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — This article is about the book. For the historical event, see Decline of the Roman Empire. For publication details and chapter listings, see Outline of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The History of the Decline and Fall… …   Wikipedia

  • Hamper — Ham per, v. t. [OE. hamperen, hampren, prob. of the same origin as E. hamble.] To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to insnare; to inveigle; to entangle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber. Hampered nerves.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hamper — Ⅰ. hamper [1] ► NOUN 1) a basket with a carrying handle and a hinged lid, used for food, cutlery, etc. on a picnic. 2) Brit. a box containing food and drink for a special occasion. ORIGIN Old French hanaper case for a goblet , from hanap goblet …   English terms dictionary

  • hamper — I. transitive verb (hampered; hampering) Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. a. to restrict the movement of by bonds or obstacles ; impede b. to interfere with the operation of ; disrupt 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hamper — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Hamper is used after these nouns: ↑clothes, ↑laundry, ↑picnic {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ badly, greatly, seriously, severely …   Collocations dictionary


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