Adjective "obstruct" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Block (an opening, path, road, etc.); be or get in the way of.
  1. 'They also complained that the company did not follow the county's priorities for power restoration and did not help road maintenance workers clear roads obstructed by fallen trees wrapped by power lines.'
  2. 'He got out of his seat and stepped back, not wanting to obstruct her path.'
  3. 'On a serious note, I do hope the council will include motorists who obstruct cycle lanes and green boxes.'
  4. 'As far as possible, radio relay stations ought to be placed at a distance from the mountaintop that obstructs the path but in a manner that it be seen from either station.'
  5. 'The significant cause of the congestion is vehicles being illegally parked on the double yellow lines and obstructing the narrow roads for other traffic.'
  6. 'The number of demonstrators was sharply reduced and they did not obstruct the roads.'
  7. 'The three told the court that they had not at any time obstructed the road and gave an undertaking not to do so.'
  8. 'Kidney stones are another source of blockage that may obstruct the path of urine.'
  9. 'But sometimes it obstructs the opening between the appendix and intestine and lead to inflammation of the appendix (appendicitis).'
  10. 'In public areas and roadside locations, signs must not be placed on or obstruct footpaths, traffic islands, roads or walkover bridges.'
  11. 'they had to alter the course of the stream and obstruct the natural flow of the water'
  12. 'This will simply stifle business activity and unjustifiably obstruct the free movement of people within the European Union.'
  13. 'If protest demonstrations and rallies can be confined to select areas and organised peacefully without obstructing the free movement of others, nobody can complain.'
  14. 'The escorting policemen gave vent to their ire at other road users when the peak hour traffic obstructed the VIP's movement.'
  15. 'Then as it happened, the bar too got jammed, serving to obstruct her movements further, making it virtually impossible to lift her out.'
  16. 'He clarified that the trust was in the possession of the land and a previous owner obstructed the trust staff when they tried to begin construction at the site.'
  17. 'Retention of dampness from spleen deficiency can affect the kidneys by obstructing the movement of fluids.'
  18. 'Make sure that you leave some clearance between the head of the fan blades - give them a spin to make sure you haven't obstructed the fan's movement.'
  19. 'You can only monitor people coming in, but you cannot obstruct their movement.'
  20. 'Additional commissioner of Police Chandra said that instructions have been given to cut down only branches that obstruct the movement of buses.'
  21. 'From a poor clearance the ball fell to Phelan who returned the kick and as he chased after it he was obstructed and the penalty was immediately awarded from where the ball had landed.'
  22. 'On the other hand, if the government had cooperated with rather than obstructed UN weapons inspectors, it would have been more difficult for the United States to justify its policy.'
  23. 'As a designer, this often tends to be my preference simply because I have a difficult time justifying to myself why I would obstruct information when I could clearly and simply present it instead.'
  24. 'In early 1998, the regime obstructed a UN weapons inspection team from investigating these charges.'
  25. 'The agency made a decision to obstruct the course of justice by systematically destroying evidence which the practices of the court might require to be produced.'
  26. 'Going to jail because one did not understand one was arguably obstructing justice, however, is very different.'
  27. 'It is remarkably easy to obstruct justice, and this matter has been under various phases of an investigation by the Justice Department since it was referred by the CIA last summer.'
  28. 'Alexander was deemed to have obstructed early release of the ball, even though he couldn't roll away.'
  29. 'Free-kick to Ukraine outside the box on the left-hand side, after Kalin is obstructed by Trabe.'
  30. 'Pirlow concedes a free-kick just inside the Italy half for obstructing Karel Pobor.'

More definitions

1. to block or close up with an obstacle; make difficult to pass: Debris obstructed the road.

2. to interrupt, hinder, or oppose the passage, progress, course, etc., of.

3. to block from sight; to be in the way of (a view, passage, etc.).

More examples(as adjective)

"rightists can be obstruct in/at/on years."

"rightists can be obstruct."

"articles can be obstruct."


Late 16th century: from Latin obstruct- ‘blocked up’, from the verb obstruere, from ob- ‘against’ + struere ‘build, pile up’.