impede definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To retard or impair the development of. See Synonyms at hinder1.
    • To impede; to prevent happening; to impair.
  • verb:
    • to have in the way of; to impede
    • be a hindrance or obstacle to
    • block passageway through
  • others:
    • to-be an obstacle to; stand-in the way of; impede; obstruct.
    • Synonyms To block, retard, delay, check, fetter, hamper.

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