- block (an opening, path, road, etc.); be or get in the way of；prevent or hinder (movement or someone or something in motion)
verb: obstruct, 3rd person present: obstructs, gerund or present participle: obstructing, past tense: obstructed, past participle: obstructed
- 1. block (an opening, path, road, etc.); be or get in the way of:
she was obstructing the entrance
- 2. prevent or hinder (movement or someone or something in motion):
they had to alter the course of the stream and obstruct the natural flow of the water
- 3. deliberately make (something) difficult:
fears that the regime would obstruct the distribution of food
- 4. commit the offence of intentionally hindering (a police officer):
the appellants were arrested, and later convicted of obstructing the police
- 5. (in various sports) impede (a player in the opposing team) in a manner which constitutes an offence:
an indirect free kick is awarded for intentionally obstructing an opponent
- v.block (an opening, path, road, etc.); be or get in the way of:
- she was obstructing the entrance
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