verb (used with object)
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Origin of encumber
OTHER WORDS FROM encumberen·cum·ber·ing·ly, adverbun·en·cum·bered, adjective
Words nearby encumber
Example sentences from the Web for encumber
It should not encumber the banking system we need with failed institutions.
It seems hard to encumber a man of business like me with the action and the motive too.Coelebs In Search of a Wife|Hannah More
Uncoupled and with the links tied together, it would not encumber him on the hike.Ladies and Gentlemen |Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
These spurs—so—cut loose that heavy piece from the saddle: the cloak, too; you must have nothing to encumber you.The Rifle Rangers|Captain Mayne Reid