HyperDic: impede

English > 2 senses of the word impede:
VERBsocialimpede, hinderbe a hindrance or obstacle to
contactimpede, obstruct, obturate, occlude, jam, block, close upblock passage through
impede > pronunciation
Soundsihmpiy'd
Rhymesable-bodied ... worried: 105 rhymes with iyd...
English > impede: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBe a hindrance or obstacle to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymhinder
Narrowerhobblehamper the action or progress of
inhibitLimit, block, or decrease the action or function of
interfereCome between so as to be hindrance or obstacle
obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upBlock passage through
repressImpede or hinder the natural development or self-expression of
set backslow down the progress of
stuntcheck the growth or development of
Broaderprevent, keepStop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
Spanishdificultar, entorpecer, estorbar, impedir, obstaculizar
Catalandestorbar, dificultar
Nounsimpedimentsomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
English > impede: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningBlock passage through.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsobstruct, obturate, occlude, jam, block, close up
Narrowerbarricade, barricadoblock off with barricades
barricadeprevent access to by barricading
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, barRender unsuitable for passage
blockade, block offobstruct access to
clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foulBecome or cause to become obstructed
dam, dam upobstruct with, or as if with, a dam
land up, earth upBlock with earth, as after a landslide
screen, block outprevent from entering
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, chokeimpair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
tie upRestrain from moving or operating normally
Broaderimpede, hinderBe a hindrance or obstacle to
Oppositefree, disengageFree or remove obstruction from
Spanishbloquear, entorpecer, estorbar, obstaculizar, obstruir, ocluir
Catalanblocar, obstruir
Nounsimpedimentany structure that makes progress difficult

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