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obstruct

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of obstruct

  1. 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 Synonyms of obstruct clog, cramp, embarrass, encumber, fetter, handcuff, handicap, hinder, hobble, hog-tie, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, hamper, shackle, short-circuit, stymie, tie up, trammelWords Related to obstruct balk, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; bind, chain, halter, leash, tether, tie; arrest, brake, delay, retain, retard; barricade, block, blockade, roadblock; bog (down), mire; choke, smother, stifle, strangle, suffocate; baffle, foil, frustrate, stump, thwart; derail, disrupt, sabotage; muzzle, repress, suppress; confine, hedge (in), hem (in)Near Antonyms of obstruct clear, make way, open, unclog, unplug, unstop; free, liberate, release, untie; loosen, smooth; encourage, further, promoteAntonyms of obstruct aid, assist, facilitate, help

  2. 2 to prevent passage through by filling with something at the moment the city's only tunnel between downtown and the airport is obstructed by an overturned tanker truck Synonyms of obstruct block, choke, clot, congest, dam, gum (up), jam, clog, occlude, plug (up), stop (up), stuffWords Related to obstruct bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swampNear Antonyms of obstruct excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lightenAntonyms of obstruct clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop



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