Definition of impede
: to interfere with or slow the progress of
Examples of impede in a Sentence
He claims that economic growth is being impeded by government regulations.
The soldiers could not impede the enemy's advance.
Recent Examples of impede from the Web
Officers charged him with operating a vehicle while impaired and impeding traffic.
Councilman Tim Lindecamp, one of three members who voted for the charter amendment when it was approved, 3-2, at the May 8 council meeting, says a split on the council impedes getting things done.
The states are not suggesting it's crest be impeded or even altered in any form.
The law does that by impeding the governor’s ability to appoint, fire and supervise a team to get things done.
While up to 90 percent of Marawi's people have fled amid the fighting, many who were trapped or refused to leave their homes have impeded military assaults, officials said.
For instance, the trucks could not operate within 500 feet of the front door of a brick and mortar restaurant and could not be parked in a location that impedes vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
Denise Streeter, 43, of the 900 block of North Long Avenue, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence, improper lane use, failure to signal and impeding traffic at 1:29 a.m.
Miller shares a similar optimism about not impeding aid efforts.
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Synonym Discussion of impede
IMPEDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impede for English Language Learners
: to slow the movement, progress, or action of (someone or something)
IMPEDE Defined for Kids
Definition of impede for Students
: to interfere with the movement or progress of A snowstorm impeded his journey.
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