impeding impeding  /ɪm ˈpi dɪŋ/


  • (adj) preventing movement



  1. The jobs bank had become a hot-button issue that was impeding the domestic carmakers' efforts to obtain federal assistance before the end of the year.
  2. The story's anti-theology had little to do with its success, or with impeding it.
  3. Censorship was still newsand still impeding the news.



  1. "It's sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person like Alberto Gonzales is impeding from doing important work because his good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons," said Bush.
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: President Bush Source: KGMB9

  2. "A lot of what we are trying to do is find a way to better vet [screen] people coming from Europe without impeding the flow of travel and trade which has been a very important part of our economy," said Chertoff.
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Michael Chertoff Source: Voice of America

  3. "Our societies face a great danger in the shape of fringe groups, a small minority that preaches hate, violence and backwardness," General Musharraf said. "These forces are disrupting peace and harmony in our societies, impeding our progress...
    on Aug 12, 2007 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: Independent

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