"hamper" in the noun sense
1. shackle, bond, hamper, trammel
a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
a basket usually with a cover
"hamper" in the verb sense
1. hamper, halter, cramp, strangle
prevent the progress or free movement of
"He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"
"the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
2. handicap, hinder, hamper
put at a disadvantage
"The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
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