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;
British informal scupper, throw a spanner in the works of
North American informal bork, throw a monkey wrench in the works of
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impede, obstruct, hinder, hamper
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