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Language: Old English
Origin: hindrian

hinder

verb
     
hin‧der [transitive]
to make it difficult for something to develop or succeed:
His career has been hindered by injury.
policies that will hinder rather than help families
! Do not confuse hinder and prevent even though they have similar meanings. Hinder means to make the progress or development of something slow down or stop. Prevent means to make it impossible for someone to do something: His poor health prevented him from going to work (NOT His poor health hindered him from going to work).

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