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Definition of Obstruct


  1. To block up; to stop up or close, as a way or passage; to place an obstacle in, or fill with obstacles or impediments that prevent or hinder passing; as, to obstruct a street; to obstruct the channels of the body.
  2. To be, or come, in the way of; to hinder from passing; to stop; to impede; to retard; as, the bar in the harbor obstructs the passage of ships; clouds obstruct the light of the sun; unwise rules obstruct legislation.
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Obstruct Translations

obstruct in Dutch is afdammen, belemmeren, afsluiten
obstruct in French is engorgez, obstruez, engorgeons, engorger, inhiber
obstruct in German is hemmen, blockieren, versperren, versperren
obstruct in Italian is sbarrare
obstruct in Latin is impedio, retardo, impedo
obstruct in Portuguese is obstrua
obstruct in Spanish is obstruir, empatar, bloquear