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Definition of hinder:

  1. Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder parts of a horse.
  2. To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.
  3. To keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a full stop; - often followed by from; as, an accident hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants; to hinder me from going.
  4. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.


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