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Definition of Obstruction


  1. The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.
  2. That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.
  3. The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.

Obstruction Quotations

Obstruction of Congress in our work is a crime.
Jason Chaffetz

Every day some new fact comes to light - some new obstacle which threatens the gravest obstruction. I suppose this is the reason which makes the game so well worth playing.
Robert Falcon Scott

As long as I focus on what I feel and don't worry about where I'm going, it works out. Having no expectations but being open to everything is what makes wonderful things happen. If I don't worry, there's no obstruction and life flows easily. It sounds impractical, but 'Expect nothing; be open to everything' is really all it is.
Marketa Irglova

Humanity has nearly suffocated the globe with carbon dioxide, yet nuclear power plants that produce no such emissions are so mired in objections and obstruction that, despite renewed interest on every continent, it is unlikely another will be built in the United States.
Michael Specter

Whether I'm trying to figure out what the U.S. military is doing in Latin America or Africa, Afghanistan or Qatar, the response is remarkably uniform - obstruction and obfuscation, hurdles and hindrances. In short, the good old-fashioned military runaround.
Nick Turse
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Obstruction Translations

obstruction in German is Behinderung
obstruction in Italian is disturbo
obstruction in Spanish is perturbacion
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