impede

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ɪmpid/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: im‧pede

Verb[change]

Plain form
impede

Third-person singular
impedes

Past tense
impeded

Past participle
impeded

Present participle
impeding

  1. (transitive) To impede is to make some task, progress or action not to happen or difficult to happen.
    The incompetent construction worker is impeding the progress of the construction project.