hinder

hinder
hinder1 [hin′dər]
vt.
[ME hindren < OE hindrian, lit., to keep or hold back (akin to Ger hindern) < base of HINDER2]
1. to keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
2. to make difficult for; thwart; impede; frustrate
vi.
to delay action; be a hindrance
SYN.- HINDER1 implies a holding back of something about to begin and connotes a thwarting of progress [hindered by a lack of education ]; OBSTRUCT implies a retarding of passage or progress by placing obstacles in the way [to obstruct the passage of a bill by a filibuster ]; BLOCK implies the complete, but not necessarily permanent, obstruction of a passage or progress [the road was blocked by a landslide ]; IMPEDE suggests a slowing up of movement or progress by interfering with the normal action [tight garters impede the circulation of the blood ]; BAR1 implies an obstructing as if by means of a barrier [he was barred from the club ] -ANT. ADVANCE, FURTHER
hinder2 [hīn′dər]
adj.
[ME hindre < OE adv. hinder, back, behind (akin to Ger prep. hinter, behind) < ? base of he (see HE1) + compar. suffix -der, akin to Gr -tero-, Sans -tara-: the word is now felt as compar. of HIND1]
Now Rare hind; rear; posterior

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