- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||impedes, impeding, impeded
||to slow or block the movement or progress of; hinder.
The cascades of snow impeded the settlers' progress.Wars in the country have impeded the development of infrastructure.
- arrest, balk, block, delay, encumber, hamper, handicap, hinder, obstruct, stop, stymie, thwart
- aid, assist, facilitate, further, help
- similar words:
- bar, bottleneck, contravene, deter, embarrass, foil, frustrate, inhibit, interfere, oppose, retard, sabotage, shackle, short-circuit, slow, stall, trammel
||bilk, blank, block, brake, control, cross, dam, detain, disadvantage, forbid, hold, occlude, preclude, prevent, prohibit, rebuff, stay, stem, stunt, suppress