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dams, bungs, inhibits, bottlenecks, bars, checks, crimps, counters, congests, fetters, jams, encumbers, thwarts, fouls, resists, interrupts, restricts, paralyzes, entraps, snarls, handicaps, constrains, cramps, tangles, mires, burdens, frustrates, chokes, hamstrings, entangles, clogs, obstructs, blocks, opposes, snags, stays, complicates, detains, impairs, drags, brakes, catches, cripples, constipates, deters, stops, curbs, baffles, delays, plugs, restrains, hinders, hampers.
disagrees, oppresses, counterattacks, represses, fights, repels, hinders, confronts, challenges, objects, meddles, interferes, suppresses, antagonizes, contradicts, checks, conflicts, intercepts, inhibits, obstructs, repulses, counteracts, disputes, crosses, defies, rebuffs, opposes, resists, counters, protests.
If I had my way about it, there would be no passports, no customs, no visitors' passes, no anything that impedes free movement of people across the borders. - "Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border", Annie Roe Carr.
The longing for ignoble things; The strife for triumph more than truth; The hardening of the heart, that brings Irreverence for the dreams of youth; All thoughts of ill, all evil deeds That have their root in thoughts of ill; Whatever hinders or impedes The action of the nobler will;- All these must first be trampled down Beneath our feet, if we would gain In the bright fields of fair renown The right of eminent domain. - "Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul", Various.
impeded, impede, impetus, imperil, impious, implied, implode, impeding, Pinguinus Impennis, self-imposed.