HyperDic: obstruction

English > 5 senses of the word obstruction:
NOUNartifactobstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentaany structure that makes progress difficult
stateobstruction, blockagethe physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
cognitionobstruction, obstaclesomething immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
actobstructionthe act of obstructing / obstructing
actobstructiongetting in someone's way
obstruction > pronunciation
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English > obstruction: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny structure that makes progress difficult.
Synonymsobstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
NarrowerbarAn obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
barrierA structure or object that impedes free movement
blockadeprevents access or progress
blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppageAn obstruction in a pipe or tube
hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interferenceAny obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
obstacleAn obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
tumblerA movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishimpedimento, obstáculo, obstrucción
Catalanimpediment, obstacle, obstrucció
English > obstruction: 5 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction.
Narrowerintestinal obstruction, ileusBlockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel
tamponade, tamponageBlockage or closure (as of a wound / wound or body cavity) by (or as if by) a tampon (especially to stop bleeding)
Broaderphysical condition, physiological state, physiological conditionThe condition or state of the body or bodily functions
English > obstruction: 5 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningSomething immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted.
Example "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"
Narrowerbarrier, roadblockAny condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
hang-up, hitch, rub, snagAn unforeseen obstacle
hurdleAn obstacle that you are expected to overcome
stymie, stymyA thwarting and distressing situation
Broaderhindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapSomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Spanishbarrera, dificultad, impedimento, obstáculo, obstrucción, traba
Catalanobstacle, obstrucció, trava
English > obstruction: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of obstructing / obstructing.
Example"obstruction of justice"
Narrowerblockage, closure, occlusionThe act of blocking
obstruction of justiceimpeding those who seek justice in a court (as by trying to influence or intimidate any juror or witness or officer of the court)
stall, stallingA tactic used to mislead or delay
Broaderhindrance, hinderance, interferenceThe act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
Verbsobstructblock passage through
obstructhinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
English > obstruction: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningGetting in someone's way.
Narrowerblocking, blockThe act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
checkobstructing an opponent in ice hockey
Broadermaneuver, manoeuvre, playA deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

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