Definition of Obstruct

1. Verb. Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of. "His brother blocked him at every turn"




2. Verb. Block passage through. "Obstruct the path"

3. Verb. Shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight. "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
Exact synonyms: Block
Related verbs: Bar, Barricade, Block, Block Off, Block Up, Blockade, Stop
Generic synonyms: Conceal, Hide
Derivative terms: Blockage

Definition of Obstruct

1. v. t. To block up; to stop up or close, as a way or passage; to place an obstacle in, or fill with obstacles or impediments that prevent or hinder passing; as, to obstruct a street; to obstruct the channels of the body.

Definition of Obstruct

1. Verb. To block or fill (a passage) with obstacles or an obstacle. See Synonyms at block. ¹

2. Verb. To impede, retard, or interfere with; hinder: ''obstructed my progress.'' ¹

3. Verb. To get in the way of so as to hide from sight. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obstruct

1. to get in the way of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obstruct

obstinate
obstinately
obstinateness
obstinatenesses
obstination
obstipate
obstipation
obstipations
obstreperosity
obstreperous
obstreperously
obstreperousness
obstriction
obstrictions
obstropulous
obstruct (current term)
obstructed
obstructer
obstructers
obstructing
obstructing the field
obstruction
obstruction of justice
obstructionism
obstructionisms
obstructionist
obstructionists
obstructions
obstructive
obstructive apnea

Literary usage of Obstruct

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... will impede and obstruct the navigation of the river, and will hinder and interrupt the citizens in their lawful use of the same as a common and public ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"Conspiracy to Pervert or obstruct Justice. To willfully obstruct or pervert the course of public justice is a misdemeanor at common law, and therefore a ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"In the same direction the court said: "I am not going to allow you to obstruct the course of justice here, and if this nation has delegated power enough to ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"The public sentiment of the North is not such, of course, as to dispose the community to obstruct the escape or aid in tho surrender of slaves. ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"Intention to obstruct justice—Evidence of threats, or to show invalidity of warrant.—The intention to obstruct the officer may be inferred from the language ..."

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