Definition of obstruction
1a : the state of being obstructed; especially : a condition of being clogged or blocked an intestinal obstruction She died from an obstruction of the airway.b : an act of obstructing Passage of the law was delayed by the congressman's obstruction.
2 : something that obstructs removing obstructions that block the path a view without obstruction
Examples of obstruction in a Sentence
They are removing trees and other obstructions from the path.
cases of intestinal obstruction in children
She died from an obstruction of the airway.
He is on trial for the obstruction of a criminal investigation.
Recent Examples of obstruction from the Web
JERUSALEM — Ehud Olmert, the former prime minister of Israel who is serving a 27-month sentence for bribery, fraud, obstruction of justice and breach of trust, is expected to be released on Sunday after a parole board cut his sentence by a third.
The agent, Joseph Astarita, was charged with three counts of making false statements and two counts of obstruction of justice in an indictment handed down in U.S. District Court in Oregon on June 20.
These include coronary artery disease (the most common kind of heart disease), drowning or airway obstruction, injury or trauma that causes severe bleeding, and pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs), Druz says.
He was also arrested in April and accused of malicious mischief, resisting arrest and obstruction, all misdemeanors, in Cowlitz County.
Prosecutors had demanded a seven-year jail term for Choi on charges of obstruction of business and links to Park in order to force a university to give her daughter preferential treatment.
And getting off the ground is only part of it: once airborne, planes have to meet specific, engine-out climb criterion, so nearby obstructions like hills and towers are another complication.
King County jail records indicate that Lyles was recently arrested and booked on June 5 for obstruction of a public official and two counts of harassment.
Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's personal lawyers hired to represent him as the Russia probe continues, said on Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller is not investigating the president for obstruction of justice.
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First Known Use of obstruction
OBSTRUCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of obstruction for English Language Learners
: something that blocks something else and makes it difficult for things to move through
: the condition of being blocked so that things cannot move through easily
: the act of making it difficult for something to happen or move forward
OBSTRUCTION Defined for Kids
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