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Meaning of IMPEDE

Pronunciation:  im'peed

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  block passage through; "obstruct the path"
  2. [v]  be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"
 

IMPEDE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: arrest, backpedal, backwater, bar, block, bottle up, brake, burden, check, clip the wings, confine, confound, countercheck, cramp, cripple, cumber, curb, dam, dam up, damp, dampen, decelerate, delay, detain, discomfit, disconcert, drag, draw rein, ease off, ease up, embarrass, encumber, enmesh, ensnarl, entangle, entoil, entrammel, entrap, entwine, faze, fetter, foil, hamper, hamstring, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, hold in check, hold up, inhibit, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, involve, keep back, keep in check, lag, lame, let down, let up, lime, lose ground, lose momentum, lose speed, lumber, make late, meddle, moderate, net, obstruct, oppose, press down, rattle, reef, rein in, relax, repress, resist, restrain, retard, saddle with, scotch, set back, shackle, slack off, slack up, slacken, slow, slow down, slow up, snarl, snub, spike, stay, stop, suppress, take in sail, tangle, throttle down, thwart, toil, trammel, weigh down
 

 

 

 

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