Encumber - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈkʌmbər|  American pronunciation of the word encumber
Brit.  |ɪnˈkʌmbə|  British pronunciation of the word encumber


- restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult (syn: cumber, restrain)


These rules will only encumber the people we're trying to help.

Lack of funding has encumbered the project.

The stage was encumbered with musical instruments.

The business is encumbered with debts.

He died in 1874, heavily encumbered by debt.

The whole process was encumbered with bureaucracy.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: encumber
he/she/it: encumbers
present participle: encumbering
past tense: encumbered
past participle: encumbered
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