Obstruct - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əbˈstrʌkt|  American pronunciation of the word obstruct
Brit.  |əbˈstrʌkt|  British pronunciation of the word obstruct


- hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of (syn: block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, stymie, stymy)
- block passage through (syn: block, close up, impede, jam, obturate, occlude)
obstruct the path
- shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight (syn: block)
The trees obstruct my view of the mountains

Extra examples

A large tree obstructed the road.

A piece of food obstructed his airway and caused him to stop breathing.

She was charged with obstructing police.

She was charged with obstructing justice by lying to investigators.

The door is now obstructed with stones.

The authorities are obstructing a United Nations investigation.

A small aircraft was obstructing the runway.

The column obstructed our view of the stage.

The group is trying to obstruct the peace process.

He was fined for obstructing the work of the police.

The trees obstruct my view of the mountains

Word forms

I/you/we/they: obstruct
he/she/it: obstructs
present participle: obstructing
past tense: obstructed
past participle: obstructed
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