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impede (verb), impedes; impeded; impeding
1. To retard in progress or action by putting obstacles in the way; to obstruct; to hinder; to stand in the way of.
2. Etymology: impede means "to tangle the feet" or "to obstruct" the movement of the feet.
A woman impedes a man with her whip/rope.
The woman impedes the man’s efforts to escape from her control.

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