hamper


hamper
01. The stormy weather is [hampering] efforts to rescue two fishermen from their sinking boat.
02. His progress in learning a second language is being [hampered] by his shyness in speaking.
03. The police investigation into the murder is being [hampered] by a lack of cooperation on the part of the witnesses.
04. He doesn't know what he's doing, so instead of helping us, he only [hampers] our progress.
05. Don't throw your dirty clothes on the floor; put them in the [hamper].
06. I'd better do the laundry; the [hamper] is full.
07. Something in the dirty clothes [hamper] smells bad. I think it's a cloth napkin which had milk on it.
08. This rain is really [hampering] our progress in painting the exterior of the house.
09. Every year we give a [hamper] of food to a poor family at Christmastime.
10. The bad weather [hampered] efforts to rescue the sailors.
11. His play in the match is being [hampered] by an old knee injury.
12. The repairs to the old car are [hampered] by a lack of availability of parts.
13. These new trade restrictions are [hampering] our ability to expand our sales into the overseas markets.
14. Treatment of your grandfather's illness is being [hampered] by the weakness of his immune system.
15. If you can't help me, then don't [hamper] me by getting in my way.
16. Harold Geneen once advised that we must not be [hampered] by yesterday's myths in concentrating on today's needs.
17. W. Somerset Maugham once said that it is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work [unhampered], to be generous, frank and independent.
18. We didn't want him to come with us because he isn't very strong, and we didn't want to bring anybody who would [hamper] the rescue mission.

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  • Hamper — Ham per (h[a^]m p[ e]r), n. [Contr. fr. hanaper.] A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles; as, a hamper of wine; a clothes hamper; an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Hamper — Ham per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hampered} ( p[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hampering}.] To put in a hamper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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