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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - To hold back; : to impede or hamper the function or activity of

Usage examples (23)
  • At the foot of the path the copper man leaned down and tossed aside with ease the rocks that encumbered the way.
  • Crumbles and breaks, th 'encumber'd lines must flow.
  • She would not encumber the life of a man who felt merely Pity for her.
  • Let no traveller encumber himself or herself with a trunk on the Continent. for more
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