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  • adj. Weighted down, loaded sufficiently to make slow.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of encumber.

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  • adj. loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load

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Examples

  • The other $500 billion is "encumbered" -- that's a nice way of saying that instead of being invested in "safe" ...

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  • The other $500 billion is "encumbered" -- that's a nice way of saying that instead of being invested in

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  • Lawyers for two Detroit pension funds filed papers with Delaware Chancery court late Monday arguing the scope of the plan and the limitations on its repeal "encumbered" the proxy contest.

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  • McCall says Reed and his new team should be able to make their reforms without being "encumbered" by the past.

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  • McCall says, Reed and the new team should be able to make their reforms without being, quote, "encumbered" by the past.

    CNN Transcript Sep 28, 2003

  • Bourgeois revolutionaries were "encumbered" by these ideas.

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  • Internet streaming that would ordinarily be "encumbered" by deals to play them exclusively on pay TV networks like HBO, Showtime and Starz in first few months after the DVD release.

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  • This choice, though, is to be exercised by a stripped-down version of the individual: one who is no longer "encumbered" (to use a liberal term) by what is inherited or inborn.

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  • Not that the NHL wouldn't mind being "encumbered" with more national television revenue -- but as Kang explains, the league "has the freedom to experiment with online video without the risk of angering its television partners."

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  • The GPL is actually freer (in restoring more people ` s liberty), whereas the BSD is least encumbered by licensing conditions (the licensee is free to suspend others ` liberty).

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