verb (used with object)
Origin of cumber
Related formscum·ber·er, nouncum·ber·ment, nouno·ver·cum·ber, verb (used with object)un·cum·bered, adjective
Examples from the Web for cumber
The next twenty years were occupied with the strife of Kirk and King, whence arose “all the cumber of Scotland” till 1689.A Short History of Scotland|Andrew Lang
And it seemed certain that the scheme to cumber Market street and Sutter street with poles and wires was definitely stopped.'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution|Franklin Hichborn
Within these modest limits we have brought the greater part of that monstrous host of crosses which cumber the dictionaries.
There is (p. 361) no picturesque decay in London; what is not of use must go: it dare not cumber the precious ground.Highways and Byways in London|Mrs. E. T. Cook.
I go wherever I please, and there are no cares with which I am forced to cumber myself.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda