A.hinder or prevent from a thing, or its use, “τινὰ τῆς ὁδοῦ” X.An.3.3.3; “ἀπό τινος” LXX Ec.2.10: c. inf., prevent from doing, E.Med.1411, Pl.Tht.150c, al.; “ἀ. τοῦ ποιεῖν” X.Hier.8.1; “ἀ. μὴ ἐλθεῖν” Id.An.6.4.24.
III. abs., stop the way, Id.1.72: impers., οὐδὲν ἀποκωλύει there is nothing to prevent it, Pl.R.372e, al.