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Definition 1: block passage through - [verb of contact]

Samples where impede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • obstruct the path

Synonyms for impede in the sense of this definition

(impede is a kind of ...) be a hindrance or obstacle to

"She is impeding the progress of our project"

(... is a kind of impede ) become or cause to become obstructed

"The leaves clog our drains in the Fall" "The water pipe is backed up"

(... is a kind of impede ) render unsuitable for passage

"block the way" "barricade the streets" "stop the busy road"

(... is a kind of impede ) block with earth, as after a landslide

(... is a kind of impede ) prevent from entering

"block out the strong sunlight"

(... is a kind of impede ) obstruct with, or as if with, a dam

"dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"

(... is a kind of impede ) restrain from moving or operating normally

"Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"

(... is a kind of impede ) impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

"The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

(... is a kind of impede ) prevent access to by barricading

"The street where the President lives is always barricaded"

(... is a kind of impede ) block off with barricades

(... is a kind of impede ) obstruct access to

Samples where impede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is impeding the progress of our project

Synonyms for impede in the sense of this definition

(impede is a kind of ...) stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

"We must prevent the cancer from spreading" "His snoring kept me from falling asleep" "Keep the child from eating the marbles"

(... is a kind of impede ) block passage through

"obstruct the path"

(... is a kind of impede ) limit, block, or decrease the action or function of

"inhibit the action of the enzyme" "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"

(... is a kind of impede ) impede or hinder the natural development or self-expression of

(... is a kind of impede ) come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle

"Your talking interferes with my work!"

(... is a kind of impede ) slow down the progress of; hinder

"His late start set him back"

(... is a kind of impede ) hamper the action or progress of

"The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean"

(... is a kind of impede ) check the growth or development of

"You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"

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