One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘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
block, check, bar, curb, stop, thwart, frustrate, baulk, foil, derail, stand in the way of
informal stymie, foul up, screw up
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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