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ob·struct

obstruct

 
 
pronunciation:
b struhkt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: obstructs, obstructing, obstructed
definition 1: to block or clog.
Large rocks obstruct the path.
synonyms:
block, choke, clog, close, stop up
antonyms:
clear
similar words:
bar, barricade, constrict, dam, jam, shut down
definition 2: to prevent or delay the passage or progress of.
Large rocks obstructed our climb.The new law obstructs further building.
synonyms:
block, hinder, interfere with, stall
antonyms:
promote, smooth
similar words:
arrest, bar, constrict, restrain, restrict, stay
definition 3: to get in the way of seeing; block from view.
Their large hats obstructed the movie screen.
synonyms:
block
similar words:
bar, conceal, hide, obscure, screen
derivations: obstructed (adj.), obstructive (adj.), obstructively (adv.), obstructer (obstructor) (n.), obstructiveness (n.)
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The word obstruct contains the following part:
struct Latin root that means build