Impede - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈpiːd|  American pronunciation of the word impede
Brit.  |ɪmˈpiːd|  British pronunciation of the word impede


- be a hindrance or obstacle to (syn: hinder)
- block passage through (syn: block, close up, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude)

Extra examples

He claims that economic growth is being impeded by government regulations.

The soldiers could not impede the enemy's advance.

His load impeded him.

Storms at sea impeded our progress.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: impede
he/she/it: impedes
present participle: impeding
past tense: impeded
past participle: impeded
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