Encumber
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Encumber [en-kuhm-ber]

VERB

VERB

  • To restrict or hinder.

  • To burden with a legal claim.

  • To burden or weigh down.

Example

"Our actions were always encumbered by the big organizations."

"Our relations were encumbered by the lack of trust."

Synonyms

Overburden, Block, Clog, Hamper, Embarrass, Obstruct, Shackle, Stymie

Antonyms

Advance, Aid, Allow, Assist, Encourage, Exonerate, Facilitate, Help

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