Definitions for obstructionəbˈstrʌk ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something that obstructs; an obstacle.
an act or instance of obstructing.
the state of being obstructed.
the delaying of business before a deliberative body.
obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta(noun)
any structure that makes progress difficult
the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
"lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"
the act of obstructing
"obstruction of justice"
getting in someone's way
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth that blocks sth
an obstruction in the road
sth that prevents progress
the obstruction of peace
The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.
That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.
The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.
Origin: From obstructio, from obstruo
the act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed
that which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance
the condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death
In baseball, when a fielder illegally hinders a baserunner, the fielder is guilty of obstruction. Baserunners are generally permitted the free privilege to run from base to base without being physically blocked or hindered by a fielder. The only time that a fielder does not "get out of the way" of a baserunner is when the fielder is fielding or in possession of the ball.
Translations for obstruction
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something that obstructs
an obstruction in the pipe.
- obstruksie, hindernis, versperringAfrikaans
- سَدُّ، إعاقَه، عَرْقَلَهArabic
- obstruçãoPortuguese (BR)
- das HindernisGerman
- παρεμπόδιση, εμπόδιο, φράξιμοGreek
- مانع؛ گرفتگیFarsi
- zapreka, začepljenjeCroatian
- hindrun, tálmiIcelandic
- kliūtis, užtvaraLithuanian
- kavēklis; traucēklisLatvian
- hindring, sperringNorwegian
- مانع؛ گرفتگیPersian
- خنډ، بندښPashto
- tilltäppning, spärr, hinderSwedish
- 阻塞Chinese (Trad.)
- загородження проходуUkrainian
- رکاوٹ، خلل اندازيUrdu
- sự tắc nghẽnVietnamese
- 阻塞Chinese (Simp.)
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