Impede



[im-peed] /ɪmˈpid/

verb (used with object), impeded, impeding.
1.
to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder.
/ɪmˈpiːd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to restrict or retard in action, progress, etc; hinder; obstruct
v.

c.1600, back-formation from impediment, or else from Latin impedire “impede, be in the way, hinder, detain,” literally “to shackle the feet” (see impediment). Related: Impeded; impedes; impeding.

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