Synonyms of encumber
1 burdenDictionary • The company is still labouring under the debt burden that it was encumbered with in the 1980s.
burden • We decided not to burden him with the news.
saddle • The war saddled the country with huge foreign debt.
oppress • The atmosphere in the room oppressed her.
obstruct • Drivers who park illegally obstruct the flow of traffic.
retard • Continuing violence will retard negotiations.
2 hamperDictionary • fishermen encumbered with bulky clothing and boots
hamper • I was hampered by a lack of information.
restrict • The shoulder straps restrict movement.
handicap • Greater levels of stress may seriously handicap some students.
cramp • Like more and more women, she believes wedlock would cramp her style.
inhibit • Sugary drinks inhibit digestion.
clog • The traffic clogged the Thames bridges.
hinder • Landslides are continuing to hinder the arrival of relief supplies.
overload • an effective method that will not overload staff with more paperwork
impede • Fallen rocks are impeding the progress of rescue workers.
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burdenIf someone burdens you with something that is likely to worry you, for example a problem or a difficult decision, they tell you about it.
• We decided not to burden him with the news.
clogWhen something clogs a hole or place, it blocks it so that nothing can pass through.
• The traffic clogged the Thames bridges.
• Like more and more women, she believes wedlock would cramp her style.
Thesaurus for encumber from the Collins English Thesaurus
to hinder or impede; make difficult; hamper