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Definition 1: block passage through - [verb of contact]

Samples where obstruct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • obstruct the path

Synonyms for obstruct in the sense of this definition

(obstruct is a kind of ...) be a hindrance or obstacle to

"She is impeding the progress of our project"

(... is a kind of obstruct ) become or cause to become obstructed

"The leaves clog our drains in the Fall" "The water pipe is backed up"

(... is a kind of obstruct ) render unsuitable for passage

"block the way" "barricade the streets" "stop the busy road"

(... is a kind of obstruct ) block with earth, as after a landslide

(... is a kind of obstruct ) prevent from entering

"block out the strong sunlight"

(... is a kind of obstruct ) obstruct with, or as if with, a dam

"dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"

(... is a kind of obstruct ) restrain from moving or operating normally

"Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"

(... is a kind of obstruct ) impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

"The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

(... is a kind of obstruct ) prevent access to by barricading

"The street where the President lives is always barricaded"

(... is a kind of obstruct ) block off with barricades

(... is a kind of obstruct ) obstruct access to

Definition 2: shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight - [verb of perception]

Samples where obstruct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage
  • The trees obstruct my view of the mountains

Synonyms for obstruct in the sense of this definition

(obstruct is a kind of ...) prevent from being seen or discovered

"hide the money"

(obstruct has a similar meaning as ...) render unsuitable for passage

"block the way" "barricade the streets" "stop the busy road"

Samples where obstruct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His brother blocked him at every turn

Synonyms for obstruct in the sense of this definition

(obstruct is a kind of ...) keep from happening or arising; make impossible

"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer" "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

(... is a kind of obstruct ) obstruct or hinder any discussion

"Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation" "When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls"

(... is a kind of obstruct ) obstruct deliberately by delaying

(... is a kind of obstruct ) block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey

(... is a kind of obstruct ) prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury

(... is a kind of obstruct ) slow down or impede by creating an obstruction

"His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"

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