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obstruct

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1 to create difficulty for the work or activity of

  • this would go much faster if you would stop obstructing me with your constant interruptions
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cramp oneʼs style, give a hard time

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2 to prevent passage through by filling with something

  • at the moment the cityʼs only tunnel between downtown and the airport is obstructed by an overturned tanker truck
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hinder, impede, obstruct, block mean to interfere with the activity or progress of. hinder stresses causing harmful or annoying delay or interference with progress.
    • rain hindered the climb
impede implies making forward progress difficult by clogging, hampering, or fettering.
    • tight clothing that impedes movement
obstruct implies interfering with something in motion or in progress by the sometimes intentional placing of obstacles in the way.
    • the view was obstructed by billboards
block implies complete obstruction to passage or progress.
    • a landslide blocked the road


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