obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass(verb)
hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
"His brother blocked him at every turn"
block up, lug, immobilize, seal off, obturate, handicap, jam, block off, close up, blank out, freeze, abash, obstruct, deflect, parry, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, hamper, hinder, impede, block, forget, stop, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, halt, choke up, stymie
obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)
block passage through
"obstruct the path"
immobilize, close, button up, fold, block up, crush, lug, halt, ram, obturate, jam, pile, pack, block off, close up, blank out, mob, freeze, obstruct, deflect, parry, stop, embarrass, shut up, kibosh, draw a blank, hinder, impede, block, clam up, forget, chock up, throng, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, be quiet, occlude, barricade, dummy up, cram, wad, keep mum, choke up, jampack, stymie, shut down, belt up, close down
shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
"The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
stuff, kibosh, choke up, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, obturate, blank out, close up, lug, barricade, block, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, draw a blank, parry, stop, deflect, embarrass, immobilize, jam, occlude
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To obstruct is literally to build up against; the road is obstructed by fallen trees; the passage of liquid through a tube is obstructed by solid deposits. We may hinder one's advance by following and clinging to him; we obstruct his course by standing in his way or putting a barrier across his path. Anything that makes one's progress slower, whether from within or from without, impedes; an obstruction is always from without. To arrest is to cause to stop suddenly; obstructing the way may have the effect of arresting progress. Compare HINDER; IMPEDIMENT.
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Translations for obstruct
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- behindern, versperrenGerman
- atorar, ocultar, obstruir, esconder, entorpecer, estorbar, impedirSpanish
- peittää, estää, tukkiaFinnish
- bloquer, éclipser, obstruer, retarder, interférerFrench
- ostacolare, ostruireItalian
- zicht belemmerenDutch
- bloca, astupa, împiedica, obtura, întârzia, înfundaRomanian
- загородить, меша́ть, заслонять, препя́тствовать, заслонить, заслоня́ть, загораживать, загора́живатьRussian
- ometati, zakloniti, zapriječitiSerbo-Croatian
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