hinder

The verb hinder means to block or put something in the way of, so if you’re in a high-speed car chase with the police, they might put up a blockade to hinder your progress.

The word hinder came from the Old English hindrian, which means to "injure or damage." That's a little more extreme than what it means today, because, now it just means to get in the way of something or someone. People might not like you too much if you make it a practice to hinder their progress or get in the way of things they want, even if it's a small hindrance like blocking someone from getting to the cookie jar.

Primary Meanings of hinder

1.
v
be a hindrance or obstacle to
2.
adj
located at or near the back of an animal
Full Definitions of hinder
1

v be a hindrance or obstacle to

Synonyms:
impede
Types:
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block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude
block passage through
inhibit
limit, block, or decrease the action or function of
interfere
come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle
set back
slow down the progress of; hinder
hobble
hamper the action or progress of
stunt
check the growth or development of
block off, blockade
obstruct access to
barricade, barricado
block off with barricades
barricade
prevent access to by barricading
asphyxiate, choke, stifle, suffocate
impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
tie up
restrain from moving or operating normally
dam, dam up
obstruct with, or as if with, a dam
block out, screen
prevent from entering
earth up, land up
block with earth, as after a landslide
bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade, stop
render unsuitable for passage
back up, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, congest, foul
become or cause to become obstructed
dwarf
check the growth of
Type of:
keep, prevent
stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

v hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

Synonyms:
block, blockade, embarrass, obstruct, stymie, stymy
Types:
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stonewall
obstruct or hinder any discussion
filibuster
obstruct deliberately by delaying
check
block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
hang
prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
bottleneck
slow down or impede by creating an obstruction
Type of:
forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent
keep from happening or arising; make impossible

v put at a disadvantage

“The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements”
Synonyms:
hamper, handicap
Type of:
disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour
put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
2

adj located at or near the back of an animal

“the hinder part of a carcass”
Synonyms:
back, hind
posterior
located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure

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