Hinder synonyms

hĭn'dər
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(Med.) To prevent the transmission of impulses in (a nerve), esp. by anesthetizing
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To exclude or shut out; bar.
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To get in the way of; to hinder
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To block or fill (a passage) with obstacles or an obstacle. See Synonyms at block.
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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To hinder, delay, or slow the advance or progress of
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To prevent; to halt; to cause to fail; to foil; to frustrate.
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To obstruct the passage of (someone or something).
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To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.
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To restrict or block something with a hindrance or impediment
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To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
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To put a burden on; load; weigh down; oppress
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To make someone a cripple; to cause someone to get a physical disability
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Handicap is defined as to cause a disadvantage.
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To affect with or as if with a cramp.
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To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
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To hold back; restrain:
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To put shackles on; fetter
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To break in upon (a person) who is speaking, working, etc.; stop or hinder
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To stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
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To go against; oppose; conflict with; violate
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To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
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To take action in opposition to; try to eliminate, reduce, or stop:
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To oppose is to disapprove of or be against something.
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To bind or confine an animal's mouth by putting a muzzle, as to prevent it from eating or biting.
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Balk is defined as to create a hindrance or a barrier.
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To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
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To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
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To disappoint or defeat; to vex by depriving of something expected or desired.
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To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
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To slow down or impede by creating an obstruction.
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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To support progress or growth of something.
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To restrict or restrain:
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To make valueless or useless; bring to nothing
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To outwit is to beat someone or defeat them because you are smarter or more clever.
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To prevent (something) from being accomplished.
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To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
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To cause (something) to cease moving or progressing.
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To act directly against; check, neutralize, or undo the effect of with opposing action
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(Printing) To cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface.
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To make ineffective; destroy or counteract the effectiveness, force, disposition, etc. of
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To upset the arrangement, order, or operation of; unsettle; disorder
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To prevent or limit the synthesis of a protein.
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To make unnecessary
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To cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert:
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To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
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To put off to a future time; postpone; delay
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To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen.
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(Idiomatic) To cost money, as.
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To keep back or confine by or as by a dam
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To put an end to; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to consummate.
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To enclose by drawing a box around
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To come to an end; terminate
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(Intransitive, formal) To finish or end.
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(Sports) To prevent from scoring; to perform a shutout.
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Stay is defined as to spend time in a place or to continue to be in the same condition.
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(Intransitive) To be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe, for instance food or other objects that go down the wrong way.
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(Archaic) To prevent.
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To defeat (oneself) by going too far or by doing or trying to gain too much.
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To lure someone, either into a dangerous situation, or into performing an illegal act.
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To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
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To insert something (oneself) between other things.
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To entangle in or as in a trammel
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To antagonize is defined as to act in a way that is contrary.
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A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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To bring or come to a deadlock
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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(Usage Problem) To cause repugnance or distaste in:
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To limit narrowly; to restrict.
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To drive off, or offer an opposing force to, something
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To move or be conveyed in opposite directions at the same time:
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To expel; to put out.
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(Mathematics, intransitive) To have a limit in a particular set.
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To reduce in force, efficacy, or intensity.
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To lessen considerably or destroy the power or effectiveness of
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To use a filibuster against (a legislative measure, for example).
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To be contrary to a trend, feeling or principle.
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To keep (information, etc) to oneself rather than revealing it.
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To delay, hinder, or prevent (someone) from doing something by taking action beforehand.
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Hedge is defined as something you do to minimize loss.
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To stop or stanch a flow:
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(Idiomatic) Decelerate.
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To stall is to delay or put off doing something, when an engine stops running or when a project or progress is stopped.
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To command (someone) not to do something:
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To remove the joint of a bird's wing farthest from the body to prevent the bird from flying.
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To kill in this way; suffocate
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To stop the flow of.
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To cause disappointment
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To overindulge so as to cause to demand or expect too much
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To cut back on the speed of (an engine, person, organization, network connection, etc.).
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To make up for; compensate
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To prevent from speaking or crying out by using a gag.
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To make an ecclesiastical or judicial declaration that a marriage is void ab initio and never existed. See also divorce.
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To hinder or prevent
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(US, slang, informal, African American Vernacular) (slang) (intransitive) To sell narcotics, especially in a public area.
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To cause to be silent; still; quiet
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To make invalid. Especially applied to contract law.
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To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
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(Intransitive) To neutralize the effect of something.
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To put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
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To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp:
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(Figuratively) To restrict someone's movement or creativity.
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(Automotive, intransitive) To handle while moving around a corner in a road or otherwise turning.
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To keep in custody; confine
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To take something away (keep it away); deny someone of something.
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(Figuratively) To bring about a stalemate, in which no advance in an argument is achieved.
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To put under taboo
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To cause to cease or become inoperative for a time; stop temporarily
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(Idiomatic) to set someone in opposition to someone else
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To postpone an arranged event or appointment.
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(Idiomatic) To act in a manner highly contrary to; to counteract or contradict.
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To activate or apply (a brake) suddenly. Often used with on:
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To throw into confusion
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Scotch is defined as to cut, wound or put an end to.
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(Figuratively) To wait or hold back.
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(Intransitive) To become stuck (as if in a bog) and unable to progress.
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To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
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(Sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
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To provide assistance, support, or relief:
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To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
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Of or for a time in the past
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Tending to hinder rather than serve one's purpose.
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Of the nature of an impediment; hindering or obstructing.
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Of, at, or in the rear
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A person or thing hard to get rid of
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The definition of a barrier is anything, either natural or manmade, that keeps something from passing through.
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A financial obligation, such as a mortgage, that is attached to or burdens a property right and is transferred with that right.
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The act of hindering
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A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
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The act of obstructing:
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A measurement in information theory: see Perplexity.
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The last, unimportant or inferior part; mere remnant
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The part on which one rests in sitting:
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The state of being stultified.
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To pinch together or fold the edge of (one part) tightly over another
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To apply handcuffs to; to manacle. - Hay (1754)
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To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
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(Physics) To affect each other by interference
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To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
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To retard; delay
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(Intransitive) To feel smothered etc.
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(Informal) To impede or obstruct, esp. by refusing to comply or cooperate with
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(Literally) To put someone into a straitjacket.
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To constrain, or to confine within set limits.
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To make easy or easier.
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(Dial.) To think; give as one's opinion
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To give opportunity or possibility
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To foster, give help or patronage
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To put forward; propose or suggest:
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To help bring about or further the growth or establishment of
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In an advanced position or a configuration registering a future time:
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To advance despite difficulty or opposition; press forward:
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To bog is to sink, slow or become stuck, usually to "bog down."
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To bring up (a topic).
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Back; rear; posterior
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To subject to a blockade
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Alternative spelling of stymie.
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Synonym Study

  • Bar implies an obstructing as if by means of a barrier he was barred from the club
  • Impede suggests a slowing up of movement or progress by interfering with the normal action a tourniquet impedes the circulation of the blood
  • Block implies the complete, but not necessarily permanent, obstruction of a passage or progress the road was blocked by a landslide
  • Obstruct implies a retarding of passage or progress by placing obstacles in the way to obstruct the passage of a bill by a filibuster
  • Hinder implies a holding back of something about to begin and connotes a thwarting of progress hindered by a lack of education
Find another word for hinder. In this page you can discover 201 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hinder, like: block, debar, impede, obstruct, check, retard, thwart, bar, clog, encumber and baffle.