What does obstruction mean?

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əbˈstrʌk ʃənob·struc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentanoun

    any structure that makes progress difficult

  2. obstruction, blockagenoun

    the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction

  3. obstacle, obstructionnoun

    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"

  4. obstructionnoun

    the act of obstructing

    "obstruction of justice"

  5. obstructionnoun

    getting in someone's way

Wiktionary

  1. obstructionnoun

    The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.

    Etymology: From obstructio, from obstruo

  2. obstructionnoun

    That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.

    Etymology: From obstructio, from obstruo

  3. obstructionnoun

    The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.

    Etymology: From obstructio, from obstruo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obstructionnoun

    the act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed

  2. Obstructionnoun

    that which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance

  3. Obstructionnoun

    the condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death

Freebase

  1. Obstruction

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. obstruction

    The act of obstructing, or the state of being obstructed. Also, that which obstructs or impedes; obstacle; impediment; hindrance.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obstruction in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obstruction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of obstruction in a Sentence

  1. Kamala Harris:

    I believe that what was absolutely enlightening -- and should be deeply troubling to the entire American public -- is that he made a decision and didn't review the evidence, no prosecutor worth her salt would make a decision about whether the president of the United States was involved in obstruction of justice without reviewing the evidence.

  2. Jay Sekulow:

    If they thought they had an obstruction case they would have made it. They did not.

  3. Aoi Sedarat:

    It does happen, at times, you have to fish [the obstruction] out with an endoscope.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    The President is almost self-impeaching because The President is, every day, demonstrating more obstruction of justice and disrespect for Congress' legitimate role to subpoena.

  5. Devin Nunes:

    When Fox News ' comes to Republicans asking questions, I think what we need to do is stick to the facts of the case and not allow Mueller time to either pontificate and embellish all the time or embellish things that he may want to embellish, this investigation was not about collusion. It wasn't about obstruction of justice. It was about setting obstruction of justice traps so for the better part of two years they were hoping the President would fall into it.

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