impedir ver

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impedir ver(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to prevent from perceving with one's eyes)
a. to prevent from seeing
Los bomberos consiguieron entrar en la habitación, pero el humo les impedía ver si había alguien dentro.The firemen managed to get into the room, but the smoke prevented them from seeing if there was anyone inside.
b. to stop from seeing
Los secuestradores le habían tapado la cabeza con un saco que le impedía ver lo que ocurría a su alrededor.The kidnappers had covered his head with a sack that stopped him from seeing what was happening around him.
c. to block the view
Esta columna impide ver el escenario. ¿Nos sentamos en otro sitio?This column blocks the view of the stage. Shall we sit somewhere else?
2. (to prevent from realizing that)
a. to prevent from seeing
El amor que sentía por aquella mujer le impedía ver que ella se estaba aprovechando de él.The love he felt for that woman prevented him from seeing that she was taking advantage of him.
b. to stop from seeing
No dejes que tu ambición te impida ver las terribles consecuencias que pueden tener tus actos.Don't let your ambition to stop you from seeing the terrible consequences your actions may have.
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