obstruct

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From Latin past participle stem obstruct- (blocked up), from verb obstruere, from ob (against) + struere (pile up, build)

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obstruct (third-person singular simple present obstructs, present participle obstructing, simple past and past participle obstructed)

  1. To block or fill (a passage) with obstacles or an obstacle. See Synonyms at block.
  2. ​To impede, retard, or interfere with; hinder: obstructed my progress.
  3. To get in the way of so as to hide from sight.

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