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
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.
The numerical value of obstruction in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of obstruction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
That is a criminal obstruction of justice.
There is no collusion no obstruction, i should be given apology !
No one knows right now whether there is a provable case of obstruction.
You would get the baby dying because of obstruction at the vaginal wall.
It does happen, at times, you have to fish [the obstruction] out with an endoscope.
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Translations for obstruction
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Störung, Obstruktion, Blockierung, VerhinderungGerman
- estäminen, este, tukkeumaFinnish
- amaladhScottish Gaelic
- neue impediantLatin
- अवरोध, अडथळाMarathi
- obstrucționare, împiedicareRomanian
- препятствие, обструкцияRussian
- ometanje, opstrukcija, ometaloSerbo-Croatian
- అడ్డం, ఆటంకంTelugu
- engel olmaTurkish
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