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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ob-strukt′, v.t. to block up, to hinder from passing, to retard.—ns. Obstruc′ter, Obstruc′tor, one who obstructs; Obstruc′tion, act of obstructing: that which hinders progress or action: opposition, esp. in a legislative assembly; Obstruc′tionist.—adj. Obstruc′tive, tending to obstruct: hindering.—n. one who opposes progress.—adv. Obstruct′ively.—adj. Ob′struent, obstructing: blocking up.—n. (med.) anything that obstructs, esp. in the passages of the body. [L. obstruĕre, obstructum—ob, in the way of, struĕre, structum, to pile up.]
The numerical value of obstruct in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of obstruct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The danger is that thick blankets, quilt or pillows can obstruct the baby’s airway, which would keep them from being able to breathe.
Those responsible for violence and those who obstruct or undermine Libya's democratic transition must face consequences for their actions.
As the video clearly shows, he acted calmly and like a gentleman, even in the face of an unjust stop. There was no justice for him to obstruct.
The Security Council plays an important role in holding accountable those who harm civilians, or directly obstruct our efforts to protects them.
Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace. Let us not forget that the retreat to isolationism a quarter of a century ago was started not by a direct attack against international cooperation but against the alleged imperfections of the peace.
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Translations for obstruct
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- behindern, versperrenGerman
- atorar, ocultar, obstruir, esconder, entorpecer, estorbar, impedirSpanish
- peittää, estää, tukkiaFinnish
- bloquer, éclipser, obstruer, retarder, interférerFrench
- ostacolare, ostruireItalian
- zicht belemmerenDutch
- bloca, astupa, împiedica, obtura, întârzia, înfundaRomanian
- загородить, меша́ть, заслонять, препя́тствовать, заслонить, заслоня́ть, загораживать, загора́живатьRussian
- ometati, zakloniti, zapriječitiSerbo-Croatian
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