Obstruction - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əbˈstrʌkʃn|  American pronunciation of the word obstruction
Brit.  |əbˈstrʌkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word obstruction


- any structure that makes progress difficult (syn: impediment, impedimenta)
- the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction (syn: blockage)
- something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted (syn: obstacle)
the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan
- the act of obstructing
obstruction of justice
- getting in someone's way

Extra examples

They are removing trees and other obstructions from the path.

She died from an obstruction of the airway.

He is on trial for the obstruction of a criminal investigation.

The abandoned car was causing an obstruction.

There's an obstruction in the fuel pipe.

They were charged with obstruction of justice.

Police can remove a vehicle that is causing an obstruction.

He was found guilty of obstruction of justice.

You will have no obstruction from us in the execution of your duty.

To remove the sudd or obstruction to the navigation of the great White Nile.

Word forms

singular: obstruction
plural: obstructions
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