Synonyms of impede in English:



  • the programme has been impeded by several problems
    hinder, obstruct, hamper, handicap, hold back, hold up, delay, interfere with, disrupt, retard, slow, slow down, brake, put a brake on, restrain, fetter, shackle, hamstring, cramp, cripple; block, check, bar, curb, stop, thwart, frustrate, baulk, foil, derail, stand in the way of
    informal stymie, foul up, screw up
    British informal scupper, throw a spanner in the works of
    North American informal bork, throw a monkey wrench in the works of
    rare cumber
    [Antonyms] facilitate
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    impede, obstruct, hinder, hamper
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