What does the word impede mean?

Usage examples for impede

  1. Your conduct has been deplorable, well calculated to traverse and impede justice. – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
  2. Before long they emerged into the clear sunshine again, the horses trotting eagerly up a grassy rise, with only a few large boulders to impede their climb. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  3. In whatsoever line I moved, Isabella seemed to stand in my path ready to frustrate my designs and impede my progress. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman