Cumber definition

kŭmbər
Anything that cumbers.
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To hinder by obstruction or interference; hamper.
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(obs.) To perplex or distress.
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To burden in a troublesome way.
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To weigh down; burden.

Was cumbered with many duties.

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To hamper or hinder, as by being in the way.

Was cumbered with a long poncho.

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To litter; clutter up.

Weeds cumbered the garden paths.

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(archaic) To bother; distress.
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A hindrance; an encumbrance.
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(dated) To slow down, to hinder, to burden.
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Origin of cumber

  • Middle English combren to annoy from Old French combrer from combre hindrance from Vulgar Latin comboros of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Middle English combren.

    From Wiktionary