impede impede  /ɪm ˈpid/


  1. (v) be a hindrance or obstacle to
  2. (v) block passage through


  1. Ordinary people, too, have motive to sell their gold jewelry during a recession, which should increase the supply of gold on the open market and impede a price hike.
  2. Early accusations such as these, he worries, may only impede the close cooperation between the two countries necessary to resolve the issue.
  3. The Egyptian foreign ministry said it was temporarily closing its embassy and recalling its diplomats but vowed that the murder would not impede its diplomatic efforts in Iraq.


  1. Singh Seen Risking Fiscal Aims on $21 Billion Food Plan: Economy

    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s $21 billion-a-year program to provide cheap food for the poor threatens to impede the nation’s efforts to pare the widest budget deficit in major emerging countries.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Without Free Trade, U.S. Consumer Interests Best Represented by EU Negotiators in the Transatlantic Trade Talks

    Today marks the official commencement of the much anticipated Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations in Washington. An eventual agreement could eliminate tariffs and curb superfluous rules and regulations that impede commerce and raise costs for businesses and consumers in the world’s largest economies.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Cato Institute

  3. Feds bar new mining claims in solar energy zones

    Federal officials have taken another step toward establishing 17 new "solar energy zones" on public lands in the West by barring new mining claims that could impede renewable energy development on the sites.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: KSL Salt Lake City


  1. "I will not allow any of this to impede my commitment to the FIA," said Mosley, who has been president of FIA - an unpaid role - since 1993. "From information provided to me by an impeccable high-level source close to the UK police and...
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Max Mosley Source: Inside Track Motorsport News

  2. Donnelly said militant gunmen "are using civilians as protection and have no regard for the innocent. Currently there are berms (earthen barriers) placed to impede movement to/from the city by the militia group, who have fired on CF (Coalition...
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: Major Michael Donnelly Source: Forbes

  3. Senator Schumer said that "Democrats will not obstruct or impede a nominee who we are confident will put the rule of law above political considerations."
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: International Herald Tribune

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