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ham•per



Pronunciation: (ham'pur), [key]
v.t.
1. to hold back; hinder; impede: A steady rain hampered the progress of the work.
2. to interfere with; curtail: The dancers' movements were hampered by their elaborate costumes.

n.
Naut.gear that, although necessary to the operations of a vessel, is sometimes in the way.

ham•per



Pronunciation: (ham'pur), [key]
n.
1. a large basket or wickerwork receptacle, usually with a cover: picnic hamper; clothes hamper.
2. Brit.such a basket together with its contents, esp. food.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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