Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hamper

2 senses of hamper

Sense 1
shackle, bond, hamper, trammel -- (a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner))
       => restraint, constraint -- (a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted")

Sense 2
hamper -- (a basket usually with a cover)
       => basket, handbasket -- (a container that is usually woven and has handles)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hamper

2 senses of hamper

Sense 1
hamper, halter, cramp, strangle -- (prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries")
       => restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")

Sense 2
handicap, hinder, hamper -- (put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements")
       => disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour -- (put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm; "This rule clearly disadvantages me")

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