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Meaning of hinder

hin•der

Pronunciation: (hin'dur), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede: The storm hindered our progress.
  2. to prevent from doing, acting, or happening; stop: to hinder a man from committing a crime.
—v.i.
  1. to be an obstacle or impediment.

hind•er

Pronunciation: (hīn'dur), [key]
— adj.
  1. situated at the rear or back; posterior: the hinder part of a carcass.
—n.
  1. the buttocks.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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