complicating (part of speech: verb)
hindering (part of speech: verb)
entangling, complicating, fouling, miring, hindering, choking, braking, burdening, constipating, blocking, fettering, staying, plugging, inhibiting, bottlenecking, baffling, snarling, crimping, encumbering, restraining, restricting, resisting, stopping, clogging, barring, damming, obstructing, bunging, detaining, handicapping, impeding, checking, snagging, frustrating, deterring, jamming, constraining, thwarting, catching, opposing, delaying, burdensome, dragging, paralyzing, bottleneck, curbing, hamstringing, interrupting, congesting, crippling, hampering, countering, entrapping, impairing, cramping
- Then I'll have to depend upon tangling up that Mr. Marcy on the stand. - "Counsel for the Defense", Leroy Scott.
- And there were those tangling threads of gold. - "The Port of Adventure", Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson.
- The side they were on, the short side of the turn, was becoming impassable with rough bowlders and tangling underbrush. - "Unexplored!", Allen Chaffee.