Hin·der v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hindered p. pr. & vb. n. Hindering.]
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.
Them that were entering in ye hindered. --Luke xi. 52.
I hinder you too long. --Shak.
2. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
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.