English - Vietnamese Dictionary
+something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
+any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
+the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
Advanced English Dictionary
1 obstruction, impediment, snag, check, obstruction, barrier, obstacle, restraint, drawback, hitch, stumbling-block, deterrent, encumbrance:
The only hindrance to the plan is Phyllis's disapproval of it.
2 prevention, curb, limitation:
The presence of police cars serves as a hindrance to speeding motorists.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 [C, usually sing.] ~ (to sth/sb) a person or thing that makes it more difficult for sb to do sth or for sth to happen: To be honest, she was more of a hindrance than a help. + The high price is a major hindrance to potential buyers.
2 [U] (formal) the act of making it more difficult for sb to do sth or for sth to happen: They were able to complete their journey without further hindrance.
See also - HINDER
Idioms see LET n.
VERB + HINDRANCE
Having a car in the city might prove a hindrance.
(formal) The cook needs room to get at the cooker, sink and cupboards without hindrance.
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The new regulations are actually a great hindrance to teachers.
without let or hindrance
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