he/she was hindering
-estuvo dificultando
Past progressivehe/sheconjugation ofhinder.

hinder

hinder(
hihn
-
duhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make difficult)
a. dificultar
The project was hindered by endless bureaucracy.El proyecto se vio dificultado por un sinfín de cuestiones burocráticas.
b. entorpecer
Perjury hinders the process of justice.El perjurio entorpece el proceso judicial.
c. estorbar
I can see you're busy, so I won't hinder you any longer.Veo que está usted ocupado, así que no lo estorbo más.
d. obstaculizar
The delay in finishing the proposal hindered its approval.El retraso en completar la propuesta obstaculizó su aprobación.
2. (to prevent)
a. impedir
I won't let anyone hinder me from finding my daughter.No permitiré que nadie me impida encontrar a mi hija.
3. (to slow down)
a. entorpecer
Wind and snow hindered our progress.El viento y la nieve entorpecieron nuestro avance.
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hinder
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (person)
a. estorbar
2. (movements, operation, negotiations)
a. entorpecer
his shyness hindered him from making friendssu timidez le impedía hacer amigos
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hinder [ˈhɪndəʳ]
transitive verb
(disturb, make difficult) estorbar; dificultar; (prevent) impedir; (obstruct) obstaculizar; poner dificultades a; (slow down) entorpecer
to hinder sb from doing sth impedir a algn hacer algo
hinder [ˈhaɪndəʳ]
adjective
[+part] trasero; posterior
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