Definition of impede verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    impede

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪmˈpid//
     
    [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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