Definitions for obstructəbˈstrʌkt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to block or close up with an obstacle:
Debris obstructed the road.
to hinder, interrupt, or delay the passage, progress, course, etc., of.
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
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass(verb)
hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
"His brother blocked him at every turn"
obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)
block passage through
"obstruct the path"
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
to block sth so that nothing can pass or move
a piece of food obstructing the flow of air; rocks obstructing the path
to prevent sth from progressing
to obstruct justice
To block or fill (a passage) with obstacles or an obstacle. See Synonyms at block.
To impede, retard, or interfere with; hinder: obstructed my progress.
To get in the way of so as to hide from sight.
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
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
to block or close
The road was obstructed by a fallen tree.
- dwarsboom, versperAfrikaans
- يَسُد، يَحْجِزArabic
- obstruirPortuguese (BR)
- blokere; spærreDanish
- obstruir, atascar, bloquearSpanish
- بستن؛ سد کردنFarsi
- बंद कर देनाHindi
- blokirati, zapriječitiCroatian
- teppa, tálmaIcelandic
- ostruire, ostacolareItalian
- 가로 막다Korean
- užblokuoti, užtvertiLithuanian
- aizsprostot; aizšķērsotLatvian
- sperre, blokkereNorwegian
- بستن؛ سد کردنPersian
- بنديدل، بند كولPashto
- a blocaRomanian
- spärra, blockeraSwedish
- 阻塞Chinese (Trad.)
- رکاوٹ کھڑي کرناUrdu
- làm tắc nghẽnVietnamese
- 阻塞Chinese (Simp.)
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