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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pede /ɪmˈpid/
 (vt.)妨礙,阻礙,阻止

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pede v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Impeding.]  To hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops.
 Whatever hinders or impedes
 The action of the nobler will.   --Logfellow.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 impede
      v 1: be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress
           of our project" [syn: hinder]
      2: block passage through; "obstruct the path" [syn: obstruct,
          obturate, occlude, jam, block, close up] [ant:
         free]