obstruct meaning

[ əb'strʌkt ] Pronunciation:   "obstruct" in a sentence
Verb: obstruct  ub'strúkt
  1. Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    - blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass 
  2. Block passage through
    "obstruct the path"
    - obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up 
  3. Shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
    "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
    - block

Derived forms: obstructing, obstructed, obstructs

See also: obstructer, obstruction, obstructive

Type of: conceal, forbid, foreclose, forestall, hide, hinder, impede, preclude, prevent

Antonym: free

Encyclopedia: Obstruct


[Medicine]
vt : to block or close up by an obstacle ‹veins obstructed by clots›

Examples

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  1. the cirrhotic process obstructs the intrahepatic portion of the portal venous system.
  2. he became still more dissatisfied for it and secretly did everything in his power to obstruct it.
  3. his goal throughout the hiss case was to obstruct our efforts to uncover the facts.
  4. total planning seems to obstruct growth in direct proportion to the scale of the economy.
  5. what they cannot defeat by reason and argument they obstruct by delay and legalistic guile.

Related Words

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  2. obstreperously meaning
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  5. obstropalous meaning
  6. obstructed meaning
  7. obstructer meaning
  8. obstructing a police officer meaning
  9. obstructing process meaning
  10. obstruction meaning
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