Definitions for: Impede


[v] block passage through; "obstruct the path"
[v] be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"



Webster (1913) Definition: Im*pede", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impeded; p. pr. & vb.
n. Impeding.] [L. impedire, lit., to entangle the feet;
pref. im- in + pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf.
Impeach.]
To hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede
the advance of troops.

Whatever hinders or impedes The action of the nobler
will. --Logfellow.

Synonyms: block, close up, hinder, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Antonyms: disengage, free

See Also: asphyxiate, back up, bar, barricade, barricado, block, block off, block out, block up, blockade, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, close up, congest, dam, dam up, earth up, foul, hinder, hobble, impede, impede, interfere, jam, keep, land up, obstruct, obturate, occlude, prevent, screen, set back, stunt, suffocate, tie up

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