Definition of obstruct
- A piece of food obstructed his airway.
- The road was obstructed by a fallen tree.
- Constant interruptions obstruct our progress.
- was charged with obstructing justice by lying to investigators
- A wall obstructs the view.
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.
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cramp one's style, give a hard time;
: 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
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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