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英语解释:to make it more difficult for someone to do something or more difficult for something to happen

hinder; stop (progress, activity, etc.).
'Impede' means to hinder or to stop or to delay the progress of some activity. When an activity or progress is delayed or totally stopped, it is impeded. A lack of funds impedes the construction of a building; that is, for want of money, the construction of a building is delayed or stopped. If a country experiences successive droughts or floods to its rivers, its economic progress is impeded; that is, the country's progress suffers seriously because of these reasons.