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Definition of impede verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive] impede something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they impede
    he / she / it impedes
    past simple impeded
    -ing form impeding
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  1. 1to delay or stop the progress of something synonym hamper, hinder
  2. 2 Work on the building was impeded by severe weather.
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