Obstruct synonyms

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