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impede

verb [T] uk   us   /ɪmˈpiːd/ formal
to make it more difficult for something to happen or more difficult for someone to do something: Although he's shy, it certainly hasn't impeded his career in any way.
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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