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transitive verb

[with object]
  • Create difficulties for (someone or something), resulting in delay or obstruction.

    ‘various family stalemates were hindering communication’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Stay away from iced beverages because they hinder digestion and can create toxins leading to skin breakouts.’
    • ‘It would hinder firms that could create the growth needed to help deliver the Government's public sector promises.’
    • ‘The lack of open communication in the family hindered Marie's ability to ask for help directly.’
    • ‘Fears of potential difficulties and simple uncertainty hinders them from getting stronger.’
    • ‘You need not be apprehensive about delays hindering professional growth!’
    • ‘Difficulties like dyslexia or similar learning difficulties hinder progress because people were using a different part of the brain.’
    • ‘Protesters say this delay will hinder development of the region and is unfair to road users since they pay the same road tax as other citizens.’
    • ‘We are already getting into the next cropping season and any delay will hinder planning as well.’
    • ‘However her dreams, not unlike those of Utzon's, are thwarted by protracted delays hindering the building's creation.’
    • ‘Jacob becomes more and more willing to sacrifice anything - romantic love, family - that hinders his quest to defeat his father.’
    • ‘There do not seem to be too many technical difficulties hindering the rollout of high bandwidth all-optical networks, according to some companies concerned.’
    • ‘Did he have good reason to think his family would hinder his quest after greatness?’
    • ‘No matter what sort of buttonholes your machine creates, there are several ways you can help or hinder the process.’
    • ‘Their lack of communication hinders effective use of technology.’
    • ‘There are a number of difficulties, however, that hinder a fair appraisal of the empirical evidence for symptom substitution.’
    • ‘This may be unfavourable because it may hinder the operation of organizations that create value for students.’
    • ‘Moreover, communication difficulties can hinder immigrant students' interaction with nonimmigrant peers.’
    hamper, be a hindrance to, obstruct, impede, inhibit, retard, balk, thwart, foil, baffle, curb, delay, arrest, interfere with, set back, slow down, hold back, hold up, forestall, stop, halt
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Pronunciation

hinder

/ˈhindər/ /ˈhɪndər/

Origin

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

Main definitions of hinder in English

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hinder2

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adjective

attributive
  • (especially of a bodily part) rear; hind.

    ‘the hinder end of its body’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When pursued he makes directly for his hole, and even if his hinder parts should be caught hold of, is extricated with great difficulty.’
    • ‘Memory is seated in the hinder cell of the brain, it is the great register to the little world; and its office is to record things either done and past, or to be done.’
    • ‘He stated that the fore part of the brain contained three ventricles, and the hinder part, one.’

Pronunciation

hinder

/ˈhīndər/ /ˈhaɪndər/

Origin

Middle English perhaps from Old English hinderweard ‘backward’, related to behind.