encumber

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encumber /ɪnˈkʌmbɚ/ verb
encumbers; encumbered; encumbering
encumber
/ɪnˈkʌmbɚ/
verb
encumbers; encumbered; encumbering
Learner's definition of ENCUMBER
[+ object] somewhat formal
: to make (someone or something) hold or carry something heavy usually used as (be) encumbered
often used figuratively
: to cause problems or difficulties for (someone or something)
usually used as (be) encumbered

— encumbrance

/ɪnˈkʌmbrəns/ noun, plural encumbrances [count]
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