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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. hold back;
[syn: restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cumber \Cum"ber\ (k?m"b?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cumbered (-b?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cumbering.] [OE. combren, cumbren,OF. combrer to hinder, from LL. cumbrus a heap, fr. L. cumulus; cf. Skr. ?? to increase, grow strong. Cf. Cumulate.] To rest upon as a troublesome or useless weight or load; to be burdensome or oppressive to; to hinder or embarrass in attaining an object, to obstruct or occupy uselessly; to embarrass; to trouble. [1913 Webster] Why asks he what avails him not in fight, And would but cumber and retard his flight? --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Martha was cumbered about much serving. --Luke x. 40. [1913 Webster] Cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? -- Luke xiii. 7. [1913 Webster] The multiplying variety of arguments, especially frivolous ones, . . . but cumbers the memory. --Locke. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cumber \Cum"ber\ (k?m"b?r), n. [Cf. encombre hindrance, impediment. See Cuber,v.] Trouble; embarrassment; distress. [Obs.] [Written also comber.] [1913 Webster] A place of much distraction and cumber. -- Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] Sage counsel in cumber. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Cumberland
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cumber v 1: hold back [syn: restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain]