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Definition: to prevent, stop

Il faut empêcher que ce projet réussisse - We have to prevent this project from succeeding.

Elle m'a empêché de fuir - She stopped me from fleeing.

Related: empêché (adj) - detained, held up; embarassed; un empêchement - hitch, difficulty, obstacle, impediment; un empêcheur - spoilsport, troublemaker

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