Definition of 'hamper'
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The manager is hampered by a lack of aerial ability. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The high concentration of toxic gases underground is hampering the rescue attempt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Firefighters' rescue efforts were hampered by the collapse of the roof and widespread clutter inside the building. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That was another line that often hampered flirting. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Photograph the evidence and win a hamper of organic food. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The search has been hampered by a lack of fuel for a rescue helicopter. The Sun (2008)Hopes that they would be found alive were dashed as poor weather hampered rescuers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Staff will pack you off in the morning with a luxury hamper. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It seems that all that could hamper its progress is consumers ceasing to buy gadgets. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Their efforts were hampered by strong winds and high temperatures. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The rescue was hampered by fears that the building could collapse. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And the important work they do is often hampered by the plain ridiculous requests of some holidaymakers. The Sun (2012) Food hampers are provided on arrival and are included in the price. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Progress has been hampered by the lack of a formal approach to talks from the miners. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Difficult weather conditions are hampering the operation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His progress has hampered by back injuries. The Sun (2006)Rescue efforts were hampered when his car burst into flames. The Sun (2015) Rescue attempts were hampered by fears of a second collapse. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But they had to complete all the tasks properly to win a food hamper. The Sun (2008)It is hampered by a lack of drugs in its pipeline and threats from generic rivals. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He has made no attempt to hide the injury since then with heavy strapping around the knee and his movement has been hampered. The Sun (2013)To make it worth their while, the prize of a luxury hamper was up for grabs. The Sun (2008)But in Britain the experience is often hampered by litter and pollution. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The weather hampered search efforts by 115 locals and soldiers from the mainland. The Sun (2012)Inch by inch we begin to slowly crawl back, our movements hampered by the thick flak jackets. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The hotel will also provide afternoon tea and picnic hampers for lunch in the garden, on the beach or the cliffs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A couple of tickets for Chatsworth are also thrown in and you get to keep the picnic hamper. The Sun (2015)A spokeswoman added that it was probable that people would be able to bring a sandwich, but not a picnic hamper. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'hamper'
British English: hamper VERB
If someone or something hampers you, they make it difficult for you to do what you are trying to do.
The bad weather hampered rescue operations.
British English: hamper NOUN
A hamper is a basket containing food of various kinds that is given to people as a present.
...a luxury food hamper.
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