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To get in the way of; to hinder.
From Latin impedire (“to shackle”), from pes (“foot”) (compare pedestrian). First attested use as a verb was in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Latin impedīre ped- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The underbrush will impede the progress of the hunted animal.
I have fallen off three times already, which is starting to impede my progress.
This will impede learning, essentially causing more problems than solutions.
If the reefs impede navigation they form some good harbours.
Will the change impede the flow of learning in the course?
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