Definitions for obstructəbˈstrʌkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•structəbˈstrʌkt(v.t.)

  1. to block or close up with an obstacle:

    Debris obstructed the road.

  2. to hinder, interrupt, or delay the passage, progress, course, etc., of.

  3. to block from sight; be in the way of (a view, passage, etc.).

Origin of obstruct:

1605–15; < L obstruere to build or pile up in the way, bar

ob•struc′tive•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass(verb)

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    "His brother blocked him at every turn"

  2. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)

    block passage through

    "obstruct the path"

  3. obstruct, block(verb)

    shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight

    "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. obstruct(verb)əbˈstrʌkt

    to block sth so that nothing can pass or move

    a piece of food obstructing the flow of air; rocks obstructing the path

  2. obstructəbˈstrʌkt

    to prevent sth from progressing

    to obstruct justice

Wiktionary

  1. obstruct(Verb)

    To block or fill (a passage) with obstacles or an obstacle. See Synonyms at block.

  2. obstruct(Verb)

    To impede, retard, or interfere with; hinder: obstructed my progress.

  3. obstruct(Verb)

    To get in the way of so as to hide from sight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obstruct(verb)

    to block up; to stop up or close, as a way or passage; to place an obstacle in, or fill with obstacles or impediments that prevent or hinder passing; as, to obstruct a street; to obstruct the channels of the body

  2. Obstruct(verb)

    to be, or come, in the way of; to hinder from passing; to stop; to impede; to retard; as, the bar in the harbor obstructs the passage of ships; clouds obstruct the light of the sun; unwise rules obstruct legislation


Translations for obstruct

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

obstruct(verb)

to block or close

The road was obstructed by a fallen tree.

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