hinder

From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhinderhin‧der /ˈhɪndə $ -ər/ ●○○ verb [transitive] PROBLEMto make it difficult for something to develop or succeed SYN hamper His career has been hindered by injury. policies that will hinder rather than help familiesDo not confuse with prevent (=to make it impossible for someone to do something): His poor health prevented him from going to work (NOT His poor health hindered him from going to work).RegisterIn everyday English, people often say something gets in the way of something rather than hinders it:This could get in the way of rescue attempts.Poor English got in the way of his progress.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hinderNo national market for consumer or industrial goods was created and thus industrialization was hindered.Society's attitudes about women hinder any real progress toward equality.As he followed Isaac, the air felt almost as hindering as the insect-ridden vegetation underfoot.Higher interest rates could hinder economic growth.The high cost of the vaccine has severely hindered its use.On the downside, all say the slowing national economy will hinder Texas growth.Heavy rains had hindered the expedition's progress through the north-west of the country.It became clear that the relevant government ministers were deliberately hindering the progress of the necessary bill.The lowering clouds hindered their aircraft from bombing and strafing his men and made parachuting supplies to their beleaguered garrison nearly impossible.Unproductive guilt hinders your behaviour in a variety of ways.
Origin hinder Old English hindrian