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The condition of being obstructed:
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  1. The condition of being obstructed:
  2. (Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
  3. The act of obstructing:
A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
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  1. A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
  2. (Physiology) A membrane, tissue, or mechanism that blocks the passage of certain substances.
  3. Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes:
A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
  3. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
The condition of being hindered.
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  1. The condition of being hindered.
  2. The state or act of hindering something
  3. The act of hindering:
An elongated, offshore ridge of sand, gravel, or other unconsolidated sediment, formed by the action of waves or long-shore currents and submerged at least during high tide. Bars are especially common near the mouths of rivers or estuaries.
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  1. An elongated, offshore ridge of sand, gravel, or other unconsolidated sediment, formed by the action of waves or long-shore currents and submerged at least during high tide. Bars are especially common near the mouths of rivers or estuaries.
  2. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. To prevent, prohibit, or act as a bar to. In bar. As a bar to an action. For example, if a defendant in a criminal action was acquitted earlier of the same charges that he is now accused, he may plead double jeopardy in bar. At bar. Now before the court. For example, an action that is before the court may be referred to as the case at bar. The legal profession in general. A group of attorneys admitted to practice law in a particular jurisdiction or before a particular court or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law. The railing in a courtroom that separates the area used by the judge, lawyers, and court personnel to conduct judicial business from the seating provided for observers. See also bench.
  3. (Zool.) Either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole
A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence
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  1. A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence
  2. A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances:
  3. A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent.
A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
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  1. A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
  2. A movable gate that keeps racehorses in line before the start of a race.
  3. A thing that prevents passage or approach; obstruction, as a fence, wall, etc.
Sudden cessation of speech or a thought process without an immediate observable cause, sometimes considered a consequence of repression; mental block.
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  1. Sudden cessation of speech or a thought process without an immediate observable cause, sometimes considered a consequence of repression; mental block.
  2. A mold or form on which an item is shaped or displayed:
  3. One of a set of small wooden or plastic pieces, such as a cube, bar, or cylinder, used as a building toy.
A blocking or being blocked
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  1. A blocking or being blocked
  2. Something that blocks, or obstructs; obstacle
  3. A thing that is blocking
A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
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  1. A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
  2. A heavy, traditionally wooden-soled shoe.
  3. A shoe, sandal, etc. with a thick, usually wooden, sole: light clogs are used in clog dancing
A large basket, usually with a cover, as for laundry
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  1. A large basket, usually with a cover, as for laundry
  2. Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
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  1. Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
  2. The state or act of hindering something
  3. Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
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  1. A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
  2. A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
  3. A leaping step made off one foot as means of maximizing spring at the end of an approach, as to a dive.
A speech defect; stutter, lisp, stammer, etc.
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  1. A speech defect; stutter, lisp, stammer, etc.
  2. Anything preventing the making of a legal contract, esp. of a marriage contract
  3. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
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  1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
  2. (Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
  3. The act of obstructing:
A break, pull, or tear in fabric.
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  1. A break, pull, or tear in fabric.
  2. A pulled thread in knitted material, causing a loop at the point where it is caught
  3. A piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb
(Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
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  1. (Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
  2. A device such as a key for closing the hole on a wind instrument.
  3. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped:
A gallery, deck, or loft crossing from one side of a building to the other.
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  1. A gallery, deck, or loft crossing from one side of a building to the other.
  2. A lateral movement, as of a lathe tool across a piece of wood.
  3. A parapet or wall of earth, etc. across a rampart or trench
Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
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  1. Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
  2. An extreme or desperate condition or position, such as defeat or ruin:
  3. Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength:
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