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

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

  1. (transitive) To get in the way of; to hinder.

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