I verb bind, bridle, check, clog, confine, constrain, control, cramp, cumber, curb, debar, discommode, enchain, encumber, entangle, entrammel, fasten, fetter, frustrate, hamper, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, impede, incommode, inconvenience, keep within bounds, manacle, obstruct, oppose, pinion, put in irons, repress, restrain, restrict, retard, shackle, suppress, tether, thwart, tie, tie up II index bar (hinder), block, check (bar), confine, constrain (imprison), constraint (restriction), contain (restrain), control (restrain), curb, debar, detain (hold in custody), detain (restrain), disadvantage, enclose, enclosure, encumber (hinder), fetter (noun), fetter (verb), hamper, handcuff (noun), handcuff (verb), hinder, impede, impediment, obstacle, obstruct, obstruction, occlude, repress, restrain, restrict

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