hamper
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hamper(
hahm
-
puhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (laundry basket)
a. el cesto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Put your dirty clothes in the hamper. I'll do a wash tomorrow.Pon tu ropa sucia en el cesto. Voy a lavar mañana.
b. el canasto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need to do the laundry. The hamper's full now.Tengo que lavar la ropa. El canasto ya está lleno.
c. la cesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He flung his dirty jeans in the hamper and jumped into the shower.Lanzó sus jeans sucios a la cesta y se metió a la ducha.
2. (food basket)
a. la cesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
First prize in the raffle was a Christmas hamper with wine, cake, and preserves.El primer premio del sorteo era una cesta de Navidad con vino, pasteles y conservas.
b. la canasta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I spread out the blanket and opened the picnic hamper.Tendí la frazada y abrí la canasta de pícnic.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to make difficult)
a. dificultar
Rescue efforts were hampered by bad weather.Los esfuerzos de rescate se vieron dificultados por el mal tiempo.
b. obstaculizar
The teacher's strike is hampering the children's education.La huelga de maestros está obstaculizando la educación de los niños.
c. entorpecer
He was accused of hampering the inquiry by his failure to disclose relevant information.Se le acusó de entorpecer la investigación por no haber revelado información pertinente.
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hamper
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for food)
a. el cesta f, cesto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Christmas) hampercesta de Navidad
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (hinder)
a. entorpecer
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hamper [ˈhæmpəʳ]
transitive verb
(hinder) [+efforts, work] dificultar; entorpecer; [+movement] obstaculizar; impedir
This will undoubtedly hamper their ability to respond quickly to demand they did all they could to hamper my investigation it needs to be well above the nostrils so it does not hamper the air flow the rains could seriously hamper efforts to locate the remains of fire victims this will hamper efforts to fight famine the tightened controls will hamper private enterprise and foreign investment
the investigation was hampered by their lack of cooperation la investigación se vio entorpecida por su falta de colaboración
hamper [ˈhæmpəʳ]
noun
cesto (m); canasta (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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