impede

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin impedire (to shackle), from pes (foot) (compare pedestrian). First attested use as a verb was in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

VerbEdit

impede (third-person singular simple present impedes, present participle impeding, simple past and past participle impeded)

  1. to get in the way of; to hinder

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VerbEdit

impede

  1. third-person singular present indicative of impedir
  2. second-person singular imperative of impedir
Last modified on 12 April 2014, at 22:57