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Another word for hamper

  1. To restrict the activity or free movement of

      1. To tie an animal's or someone's feet together; originally all four legs of a quadruped.
      2. (figuratively) To render helpless.
      1. A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
      2. Something that restricts activity, expression, or progress; a restraint.
      3. A vertically set fishing net of three layers, consisting of a finely meshed net between two nets of coarse mesh.
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
      1. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
      2. A hobble for an animal.
      3. Any of several devices, such as a clevis, used to fasten or couple.
      1. A device for confining the hands, usually consisting of a set of two metal rings that are fastened about the wrists and joined by a metal chain.
      2. Something that confines or restrains:
      3. To put manacles on (someone); restrain with manacles.
      1. A chain, rope, or strap attached to the collar or harness of an animal, especially a dog, and used to lead it or hold it in check.
      2. A strap or cord attached to a harness worn by a small child, used to prevent the child from wandering off.
      3. A strap, cord, or other line used to keep an object close to its user or in a designated location.
      1. To walk or move along haltingly or with difficulty; limp.
      2. To put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
      3. To cause to limp.
      1. A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody.
      2. To put handcuffs on (a person).
      3. To restrain or render ineffective.
      1. Any of the tendons at the rear hollow of the human knee.
      2. The hamstring muscle.
      3. The large tendon in the back of the hock of a quadruped.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain, that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement.
      2. Something that serves to restrict; a restraint:
      3. To put fetters on; shackle.
      1. A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
      2. Such a set of links, often of precious metal and with pendants attached, worn as an ornament or symbol of office.
      3. Such a set of links measuring ten yards and attached to a pole at each end, moved up and down the field to indicate necessary yardage for gaining a first down.
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  1. Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage

      1. An upright structure of masonry, wood, plaster, or other building material serving to enclose, divide, or protect an area, especially a vertical construction forming an inner partition or exterior siding of a building.
      2. A continuous structure of masonry or other material forming a rampart and built for defensive purposes.
      3. A structure of stonework, cement, or other material built to retain a flow of water.
      1. To travel or pass across, over, or through:
      2. To move to and fro over; cross and recross:
      3. To go up, down, or across (a slope) diagonally, as in skiing.
      1. To close (an opening or hole) by covering, filling in, or plugging up:
      2. To constrict (an opening or orifice):
      3. To obstruct or block passage on (a road, for example).
      1. A dead or partly dead tree that is still standing.
      2. A tree or a part of a tree that is sunken in or protrudes above a body of water and is a danger to navigation.
      3. A snaggletooth.
      1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
      2. The act of obstructing:
      3. The condition of being obstructed:
      1. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
      1. Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
      2. Something that obstructs the making of a legal contract.
      3. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
      1. A light portable barrier over which competitors must leap in certain races.
      2. A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
      3. A leaping step made off one foot as means of maximizing spring at the end of an approach, as to a dive.
      1. The act of hindering:
      2. The condition of being hindered.
      3. Something that hinders; an impediment.
      1. An obstruction or hindrance.
      2. A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
      3. A heavy, traditionally wooden-soled shoe.
      1. The act of obstructing.
      2. An obstruction.
      1. A solid piece of a hard substance, such as wood, having one or more flat sides.
      2. Such a piece used as a construction member or as a support.
      3. Such a piece upon which chopping or cutting is done:
      1. A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
      2. Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes:
      3. A membrane, tissue, or mechanism that blocks the passage of certain substances.
      1. A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent.
      2. A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances:
      3. Something that serves as an obstacle; a barrier:
      1. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
      2. A solid oblong block of a substance or combination of ingredients, such as soap or candy.
      3. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
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