obstruct

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /əbˈstɹʌkt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌkt

Verb[edit]

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

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

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