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hamper

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhamperham‧per1 /ˈhæmpə $ -ər/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 PROBLEMto make it difficult for someone to do something 🔊 She tried to run, but was hampered by her heavy suitcase. 🔊 An attempt to rescue the men has been hampered by bad weather.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hamperWilken said voters' First Amendment right to pick the candidate of their choice was hampered.The real estate market is not unaffected but it is not seriously hampered.The kitchen may be somewhat hampered by less-than-premium ingredients, primarily meats.The police's work is hampered by people who file false complaints.Search efforts were hampered by strong winds and fifteen foot waves.Pay determination is also hampered by such factors as inflation rates and currency fluctuations against the pound.They tend to hamper every search for factual reality, including research in science.Geest warned in the autumn that oversupply in the final quarter of 1995 would severely hamper its full-year bottom line.Bad weather has hampered the bombers that lack modern night-attack equipment.Health care costs are severely hampering the nation's small businesses.This hampers the small banks that the non-banks use as a conduit for their services.
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hamperhamper2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 picnic.jpg DLO British English a basket with a lid, which is used for carrying food or sending it to someone as a present 🔊 a picnic hamper 🔊 They sent us a lovely Christmas hamper.2 American EnglishDHC a large basket that you put dirty clothes in until they can be washed syn laundry basket British English
Examples from the Corpus
hamperWe whipped up Christmassy feelings and pulled decorations and paper hats out of a hamper given by soldiers in the Outer Hebrides.Near the wall was a bass hamper.The bag had been sitting in this dank tent for the last three days and smelled like an old laundry hamper.Or the chauffeur, walking ahead, carried the hamper, spread the cloth, returned to the car.I hung up my tie and jacket, kicked off my sneakers, and threw everything else into the hamper.He placed the hamper on the ground, spread a cloth.This wicker hamper is packed with delicious goodies and costs £64.92, inclusive of nationwide delivery.
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Verb table
hamper
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhamper
he, she, ithampers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhampered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hampered
he, she, ithas hampered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hampered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hamper
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hampered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hampering
he, she, itis hampering
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you, we, theyare hampering
Past
I, he, she, itwas hampering
you, we, theywere hampering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hampering
he, she, ithas been hampering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hampering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hampering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hampering
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