hamper-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: prevent the free movement, action, or progress of

Fierce storms have been hampering rescue efforts.
Bad procedures hapered road constructions.
Bird flu prevention hampered by poor international coordination measures.
The brace I have to wear is hampering my movements.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Hindering
PropBank: hamper.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2