- v be a hindrance or obstacle to
She is impeding the progress of our project
- v block passage through
- s preventing movement
- 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.
- The story's anti-theology had little to do with its success, or with impeding it.
- Censorship was still newsand still impeding the news.
- President Bush in KGMB9
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.
- Michael Chertoff in Voice of America
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.
- Pervez Musharraf in Independent
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...