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Definition 1: getting in someone's way - [noun denoting act]

(obstruction is a kind of ...) a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

"he made a great maneuver" "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

(... is a kind of obstruction ) the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

(... is a kind of obstruction ) obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

Definition 2: the act of obstructing - [noun denoting act]

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

  • obstruction of justice

(obstruction is a kind of ...) the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

(... is a kind of obstruction ) the act of blocking

(... is a kind of obstruction ) a tactic used to mislead or delay

(... is a kind of obstruction ) impeding those who seek justice in a court (as by trying to influence or intimidate any juror or witness or officer of the court); can result in a finding of contempt of court

Definition 3: any structure that makes progress difficult - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for obstruction in the sense of this definition

(obstruction is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of obstruction ) an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal

"it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"

(... is a kind of obstruction ) a structure or object that impedes free movement

(... is a kind of obstruction ) prevents access or progress

(... is a kind of obstruction ) an obstruction in a pipe or tube

"we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

(... is a kind of obstruction ) any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

(... is a kind of obstruction ) an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)

(... is a kind of obstruction ) a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown

Definition 4: something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for obstruction in the sense of this definition

(obstruction is a kind of ...) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

(... is a kind of obstruction ) any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective

"intolerance is a barrier to understanding"

(... is a kind of obstruction ) an unforeseen obstacle

(... is a kind of obstruction ) an obstacle that you are expected to overcome

"the last hurdle before graduation"

(... is a kind of obstruction ) a thwarting and distressing situation

Definition 5: the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for obstruction in the sense of this definition

(obstruction is a kind of ...) the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

(... is a kind of obstruction ) blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel

(... is a kind of obstruction ) blockage or closure (as of a wound or body cavity) by (or as if by) a tampon (especially to stop bleeding)

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