Part of speech:
To interfere with action or progress.
To be or get in the way of (a bullet or other missile); be killed or wounded by.
(Physics) To affect each other by interference
To come to an end; reach a stopping point:
To stamp with a block
To do a clog dance
To shut (oneself) in by means of a barricade, as for protection or privacy.
(Rare) Obstructing; esp., blocking a passage of the body
Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes:
(Biology) An abrupt and severe reduction in the number of individuals during the history of a species of a population, often resulting in the loss of diversity from the gene pool.
Any foreign matter, as a blood clot or air bubble, carried in the bloodstream and capable of causing an embolism
The making of long speeches, introduction of irrelevant issues, etc. in order to obstruct the passage of a bill in the Senate
A road or passage having no exit; a cul-de-sac.
A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
Objects, such as provisions or baggage, that impede or encumber.
An accumulation of unfinished work, unresolved problems, etc.; backlog
Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
(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.
An obstruction in a passageway, especially of the body.
Intentional destruction of machines, waste of materials, etc., as by employees during labor disputes
(Med.) A narrowing, or constriction, of a passage, duct, opening, etc.
The state of being strangled or strangulated.
A restraint, limit, or restriction:
The condition of being subverted.
To stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
To cover or set thickly with; stud
To set up a blockade against:
To block up; obstruct by clogging
To fill or stop up:
To fill to excess; overcrowd
To cause (hair) to form tight curls or waves.
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
To build a dam in
To put off to a future time; postpone
To hold back the motion or action of, as with a burden; hinder; hamper
To prevent from being successful; thwart:
To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
To retard or obstruct the progress of.
To cause to be inconvenienced; disturb.
(--- Biology) To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
To stop (someone engaged in an activity) by saying or doing something:
To close so that the cusps fit together. Used of the teeth of the upper and lower jaws.
(Rare) To block or obstruct (the pores, bowels, etc.)
To present in counterbalance or contrast:
To counter or ward off (criticism, a prying question, etc.) by a clever or evasive response
To connect with something so as to become attached, to close an electric circuit, etc.
To be delayed.
To test or examine for the presence of disease or infection:
To envelop or be associated with and make difficult to understand:
(Informal) To engage in delaying tactics; stall:
To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
To hinder or slow:
To put out of sight; hide
To keep oneself out of sight; conceal oneself
To diminish the stature of; overshadow or detract from:
To cut off from sight
To close or obstruct.
To crush or bruise:
block passage through
To make more difficult; complicate
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