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[hin-der] /ˈhɪn dər/

verb (used with object)
to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede:
The storm hindered our progress.
to prevent from doing, acting, or happening; stop:
to hinder a man from committing a crime.
verb (used without object)
to be an obstacle or impediment.
[hahyn-der] /ˈhaɪn dər/
situated at the rear or back; posterior:
the hinder part of a carcass.
Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S. the buttocks.
to be or get in the way of (someone or something); hamper
(transitive) to prevent
(prenominal) situated at or further towards the back or rear; posterior: the hinder parts

Old English hindrian “to harm, injure, impair, check, repress,” from Proto-Germanic *hinderojanan (cf. Old Norse hindra, Dutch hinderen, Old High German hintaron, German hindern “to keep back”), from a root meaning “on that side of, behind” (cf. hind (adj.)); thus the ground sense is “to put or keep back,” though this sense in English is recorded only from late 14c. Related: Hindered; hindering.

“situated in the rear, toward the back,” late 14c., probably from Old English hinder (adv.) “behind, back, afterward,” but treated as a comparative of hind (adj.). Related to Old High German hintar, German hinter, Gothic hindar “behind.” Middle English had hinderhede, literally “hinder-hood; posterity in time, inferiority in rank;” and hinderling “person fallen from moral or social respectability, wretch.”

n,n phr

The legs •Often in phrases connoting resistance or defiance: He stood up on his short little hinders and got himself a lawyer/ The Packer defense rose on its hind legs again (1940s+)


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