HyperDic: obstruct

English > 3 senses of the word obstruct:
VERBsocialobstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrasshinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
contactobstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upblock passage through
perceptionobstruct, blockshut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
obstruct > pronunciation
Soundsahbstrah'kt
Rhymesabduct ... viaduct: 19 rhymes with ahkt...
English > obstruct: 3 senses > verb 1, social
Meaninghinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsblockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass
Narrowerbottleneckslow down or impede by creating an obstruction
checkBlock or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
filibusterobstruct deliberately by delaying
hangprevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
stonewallobstruct or hinder any discussion
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishapenar, bloquear, dificultar, entorpecer, estorbar, impedir, obstaculizar, obstruir
Catalandificultar, obstaculitzar, obstruir
Nounsobstructionthe act of obstructing / obstructing
obstructor, obstructersomeone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
English > obstruct: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningBlock passage through.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"obstruct the path"
Synonymsobturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
Narrowerbarricade, barricadoblock off with barricades
barricadeprevent access to by barricading
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, barRender unsuitable for passage
blockade, block offobstruct access to
clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foulBecome or cause to become obstructed
dam, dam upobstruct with, or as if with, a dam
land up, earth upBlock with earth, as after a landslide
screen, block outprevent from entering
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, chokeimpair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
tie upRestrain from moving or operating normally
Broaderimpede, hinderBe a hindrance or obstacle to
Oppositefree, disengageFree or remove obstruction from
Spanishbloquear, entorpecer, estorbar, obstaculizar, obstruir, ocluir
Catalanblocar, obstruir
Adjectivesobstructivepreventing movement
Nounsobstructionthe act of obstructing / obstructing
obstructor, obstructerany structure that makes progress difficult
English > obstruct: 3 senses > verb 3, perception
Meaningshut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
Synonymblock
Broaderhide, concealprevent from being seen or discovered
Similar tobarricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, barRender unsuitable for passage
Spanishbloquear, esconder, obstruir, ocultar
Catalanobstruir

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