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 for Hinder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hinder \Hin"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hindered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Hindering.] [OE. hindren, hinderen, AS. hindrian, fr.
     hinder behind; akin to D. hinderen, G. hindern, OHG.
     hintar?n, Icel. & Sw. hindra, Dan. hindre. See Hinder, a.]
     1. To keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving
        forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a
        full stop; -- often followed by from; as, an accident
        hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants;
        to hinder me from going.
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              Them that were entering in ye hindered. --Luke xi.
                                                    52.
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              I hinder you too long.                --Shak.
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     2. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
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              What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of
              families, from having the same right? --Locke.
  
     Syn: To check; retard; impede; delay; block; clog; prevent;
          stop; interrupt; counteract; thwart; oppose; obstruct;
          debar; embarrass.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hind \Hind\, a. [Compar. Hinder; superl. Hindmost, or
     Hindermost.] [OE. hind, adv., back, AS. hindan behind. See
     Hinder, a.]
     In the rear; -- opposed to front; of or pertaining to the
     part or end which follows or is behind, in opposition to the
     part which leads or is before; as, the hind legs or hind feet
     of a quadruped; the hind man in a procession.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hinder \Hind"er\, a. [OE. hindere, AS. hinder, adv., behind;
     akin to OHG. hintar, prep., behind, G. hinter, Goth. hindar;
     orig. a comparative, and akin to AS. hine hence. See Hence,
     He, and cf. Hind, a., Hindmost.]
     Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or
     which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder
     parts of a horse.
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           He was in the hinder part of the ship.   --Mark iv. 38.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hinder \Hin"der\, v. i.
     To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.
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           This objection hinders not but that the heroic action
           of some commander . . . may be written.  --Dryden.
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