[ UK /ɒbstɹˈʌkt/ ]
[ US /əbˈstɹəkt/ ]
  1. block passage through
    obstruct the path
  2. shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
    The trees obstruct my view of the mountains
    The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage
  3. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    His brother blocked him at every turn
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How To Use obstruct In A Sentence

  • It is the failure of the diaphragmatic pinchcock to open, as in the normal deglutitory cycle, rather than a spasmodic tightness, that obstructs the food. Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery
  • This is the very definition of obstructionism: To delay a foregone conclusion for the sake of a petty protest.
  • Timolol maleate can cause bronchospasms and is contraindicated in patients with bronchial asthma or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • The Japanese fisheries agency said activists on Thursday obstructed Japanese whaling in the Antarctic by throwing bottles of what it described as butyric acid onto whaling ships, as well as flashing laser lights and using water cannon. EcoEarth.Info Environment RSS Newsfeed
  • The traditional view is that the malefic planets tend to be obstructive; planets debilitated by sign or house position tend to find it difficult to act.
  • Free-kick to Ukraine outside the box on the left-hand side, after Kalin is obstructed by Trabe.
  • Tall trees obstructed his view of the road.
  • Seven patients had one or more episodes of partial or complete large bowel obstruction and four others were constipated.
  • Surely this would be the ideal place to locate these stall holders - still in the town centre but not causing obstructions.
  • And after Vikarna's flight, Satruntapa, unable to repress his ire, began to afflict Partha, that obstructer of foes and achiever of super-human feats, by means of a perfect shower of arrows. The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7
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