hamper


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Synonyms for hamper

Synonyms for hamper

Synonyms for hamper

a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

prevent the progress or free movement of

put at a disadvantage

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The hamper containing six fowls and a young pig was no light weight; it was taken down hill, unsteadily, with jerks.
said Bartle, turning away from the hamper with some bitterness.
He put his leg into the jam, and he worried the teaspoons, and he pretended that the lemons were rats, and got into the hamper and killed three of them before Harris could land him with the frying-pan.
Before any of the three could speak again, they were interrupted by the appearance of one of Crayford's brother officers, followed by two sailors carrying a hamper between them.
With the coming of the sun they saw they had stumbled upon a place where they might remain hidden from the Wieroos for a long time and also one that they could defend against these winged creatures, since the trees would shield them from an attack from above and also hamper the movements of the creatures should they attempt to follow them into the wood.
Yes, there was a hamper going under the seat, and then she caught sight of a tall man whom Mac seemed to be hustling into the carriage in a great hurry.
I would not be a hamper to you, my dear spouse and gallant friend.
The oligarchs had succeeded in devising a governmental machine, as intricate as it was vast, that worked--and this despite all our efforts to clog and hamper.
I believe he was so full of her aspects that he did not want to look in her direction when there were other people to hamper his imagination.
Young gen'lm'n, Rugby; three parcels, Leicester; hamper o' game, Rugby," answers hostler.
Seymore Fentolin sent down a hamper for you," the woman replied, "with a message from Mr.
It was no very easy task, for the skiff lay amidships and was full of hamper, and the breaking of the heavier seas continually forced us to give over and hold on; but we all wrought like horses while we could.
In our wild moorland country, and in this great lonely house, we may well claim to be beyond the reach of the trivial conventionalities which hamper people in other places.
For this purpose I made snares to hamper them; and I do believe they were more than once taken in them; but my tackle was not good, for I had no wire, and I always found them broken and my bait devoured.
Here, the warehouses being shut, comes a young fellow with a letter; and he wanted a box and a hamper that was come from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.