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  1. [noun] a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    Synonyms: shackle, bond, trammel, trammels

  2. [noun] a basket usually with a cover

  3. [verb] prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
    Synonyms: halter, cramp, strangle

  4. [verb] put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
    Synonyms: handicap, hinder


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