Part of speech: verb

To be an obstacle to; hinder; obstruct.

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Usage examples "impede":

  1. Your conduct has been deplorable, well calculated to traverse and impede justice. - "The Rome Express", 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", 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", Henry Seton Merriman.