200 BM Daily Vocabulary #113 | hinder

Today’s word is: hinder. Would you like to know what it means? It means: to make it difficult for someone to do something; to restrict something; to halt or to stop the progress.


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word hinder. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


The word hinder means to restrict someone or something or to halt the progress. For example, it has been observed that a lack of education can hinder the progress of a country.


Listen carefully on how we can use the word hinder in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.


Example number 1 of 8: India has a tremendous potential to become a favorite destination for global tourists. But, this necessitates that India has an excellent infrastructure to host these tourists. It is felt that poor infrastructure can hinder the growth of Indian tourism.


Example number 2 of 8: Nowadays, do you observe that during long distance journeys, most passengers are occupied with their electronic gadgets? This fascination for gadgets has hindered the interpersonal interaction between travelers.


Example number 3 of 8: Globally, the proportion of online businesses is continuously increasing. The online business model needs high-speed internet connectivity to transfer a large amount of data. An absence of this can hinder the progress of an online business.


Example number 4 of 8: A school came up in a tribal area. The trustees of the school realized that the lack of sufficient food was hindering the expected progress of the students. Hence, the school arranged for a mid-day meal for them.


Example number 5 of 8: The chairman of the company decided to target the export market. The company’s managers felt that the use of obsolete technology in the production process will hinder the plans to export and hence there was a need to upgrade the machinery.


Example number 6 of 8: Angela was expected to be the winner of this year’s marathon. She was training hard for several months. But, an ankle injury hindered her practice and she decided to drop out of the race.


Example number 7 of 8: The army unit was called to build a foot overbridge in Mumbai in the shortest possible time. The team-in-charge cleared all hindrances one by one and completed the project in record time.


Example number 8 of 8: Eminent public speakers have a range of good vocabulary. It helps them to express their thoughts clearly and impress the listeners. But, a lack of good vocabulary is a hindrance to an effective speech.


Today we learned the word hinder which means to make it difficult for someone to do something; to restrict something; to halt or to stop the progress.


Can you frame 3 sentences with hinder and type in the comments box? We are waiting.


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