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impede

verb [T]  us   /ɪmˈpid/
to slow something down or prevent an activity from making progress at its previous rate: Shortages of medicine were impeding the effort to control diseases.
Translations of “impede”
in Arabic إعاقة…
in Korean 방해하다…
in Malaysian menghalang…
in French entraver…
in Turkish zorlaştırmak, güçleştirmek, engellemek…
in Italian intralciare, impacciare, rallentare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 妨礙,阻礙, 阻止…
in Russian затруднять, мешать…
in Polish utrudniać, wstrzymywać…
in Vietnamese ngăn cản…
in Spanish impedir, obstruir…
in Portuguese dificultar, atrapalhar, impedir…
in Thai กีดขวาง…
in German verhindern…
in Catalan impedir…
in Japanese ~を遅らせる…
in Indonesian mencegah, menghalangi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妨碍,阻碍, 阻止…
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