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ἀποκωλ-ύω, fut. -ύσω [ῡ], 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.

II. c. acc. only, keep off, hinder, Orac. ap. Hdt.1.66, cf. Th.3.28.

III. abs., stop the way, Id.1.72: impers., οὐδὲν ἀποκωλύει there is nothing to prevent it, Pl.R.372e, al.

IV. shut up, τέκνα εἰς οἶκον LXX 1 Ki.6.10.