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obstruction

ob·struc·tion

obstruction

 
 
pronunciation:
b struhk shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that obstructs; obstacle or impediment.
synonyms:
bar, block, encumbrance, hindrance, hurdle, impediment, obstacle, stop
antonyms:
assistance
similar words:
balk, barrier, hitch, restraint, roadblock, snag, stumbling block, trammel
definition 2: an act or instance of obstructing or the condition of being obstructed.
synonyms:
blockage, constraint, hindrance, restraint, stoppage
antonyms:
assistance
similar words:
arrest, bottleneck, constriction
definition 3: a deliberate parliamentary maneuver to delay the conduct of business by a legislative body.
similar words:
delay, filibuster, stall, stay