Cumber

Definition of Cumber

Cum´ber   Pronunciation: k?m´b?r
v. t.1.To rest upon as a troublesome or useless weight or load; to be burdensome or oppressive to; to hinder or embarrass in attaining an object, to obstruct or occupy uselessly; to embarrass; to trouble.
[imp. & p. p. Cumbered (-b?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cumbering.]
Why asks he what avails him not in fight,
And would but cumber and retard his flight?
- Dryden.
Martha was cumbered about much serving.
- Luke x. 40.
Cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
- Luke xiii. 7.
n.1.Trouble; embarrassment; distress.
A place of much distraction and cumber.
- Sir H. Wotton.
Sage counsel in cumber.
- Sir W. Scott.

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