Simple Definition of obstruct
: to block (something, such as a pipe or street) so that things cannot move through easily
: to slow or block the movement, progress, or action of (something or someone)
: to be in front of (something) : to make (something) difficult to see
Examples of obstruct
A large tree obstructed the road.
A piece of food obstructed his airway and caused him to stop breathing.
She was charged with obstructing police.
She was charged with obstructing justice by lying to investigators.
Synonym Discussion of obstruct
Medical Definition of obstruct
: to block or close up by an obstacle <veins obstructed by clots>
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