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obstruct

ob·struct

obstruct

 
 
pronunciation:
b struhkt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: obstructed, obstructing, obstructs
definition 1: to clog or block.
Boulders obstructed the path.The people standing in front of us obstructed our view.
synonyms:
block, choke, clog, close, occlude, stop up
antonyms:
clear
similar words:
bar, barricade, bottleneck, clot, constrict, dam, foul, hinder, impede, jam, shut down
definition 2: to interrupt, delay, or hinder the passage or progress of.
The dam obstructs the flow of the river.The fallen tree obstructed the morning traffic.Protesters did their best to obstruct the proceedings of the conference.By destroying evidence, he was guilty of obstructing justice.
synonyms:
block, delay, encumber, forbid, frustrate, hinder, impede, interfere with, stall, thwart
antonyms:
promote, smooth
similar words:
arrest, bar, constrict, embarrass, occlude, restrain, restrict, stay, throttle
definition 3: to block a view of; block from view.
Their large hats obstructed the movie screen.
synonyms:
block
similar words:
bar, conceal, hide, obscure, screen
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derivations: obstructed (adj.), obstructive (adj.), obstructively (adv.), obstructer (obstructor) (n.), obstructiveness (n.)
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