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verb [transitive] formal encumber pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈkʌmbə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleencumbering
past tenseencumbered
past participleencumbered
  1. 1
    if something large, heavy, tight etc encumbers you, it prevents you from moving normally
    be encumbered by/with something: They were encumbered with heavy suitcases and could not run.


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