- 1.1 (hinder) [departure/capture] impedir* to prevent sb/sth (
from) -ing, to prevent sb's/sth's -ingimpedir* quealgn/algo + subjthey tried to prevent her (from) leaving intentaron impedir que se fuera in order to prevent that (from) happening para impedir que eso suceda ( or sucediera) she was prevented from attending the conference by a sudden illness una repentina enfermedad impidió que asistiera or le impidió asistir al congreso I've made up my mind to go, so don't try to prevent me he decidido ir, así que no trates de impedírmeloMore example sentences1.2 (forestall) [crime/disease/accident] prevenir*, evitar
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- When it did eventually get underway there were several red flag incidents, stopping the session and preventing anyone really getting into their rhythm.
- It prevents people from stopping and loitering there for all hours of the night and deciding what mischief they're going to get up to.
- As if on cue, a tire started going flat Saturday, but a timely pit stop prevented him from losing much position.
- Too often one finds that two or three players make the same runs into space when a little bit of thought would have prevented it happening.
- Anything that can prevent a tragedy from happening should be carefully adhered to.
- The prime focus for us is to prevent them happening in the first place.
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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.