Definition of impede:
foil, plague, help, block up, forget, stuff, block off, blockade, disadvantage, block, hold back, parry, close down, hinder, pile, embarrass, shut up, bring up against, immobilize, belt up, obturate, lug, halt, bog, let down, balk, clam up, jampack, stymy, throng, mob, close, stymie, fold, blank out, kibosh, choke up, close up, be quiet, obstruct, barricade, prevent, count against, shut down, pack, crush, draw a blank, chock up, open, ram, occlude, jam, dummy up, cram, immobilise, freeze, button up, wad, retard, keep mum, deflect.
- de-motivate (part of speech: verb)
- oppose (part of speech: verb)
- restrain (part of speech: verb)
hinder (part of speech: verb)
- study at hinder,
- "Slavery and the Constitution", William Ingersoll Bowditch.
Locke threw a chair to impede the progress of the monster, and then, as he saw that all the others were safe, he lightly vaulted out of the window himself, to find them waiting for him in the little yard below.- "The Master Mystery", Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey.
These slow promenades up and down the shady side of Hagworth Street were very pleasant; although the inevitable buckling of the strap began to impede her ideas of freedom, so much so in time that it became a duty to herself to wriggle as much as possible before she let Ruby fasten it round her waist.- "Carnival", Compton Mackenzie.