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Meaning & Definition of Obstruct in English

English

Obstruct

/əbstrəkt/

verb

1. Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

  • "His brother blocked him at every turn"
    synonym:
  • obstruct
  • ,
  • blockade
  • ,
  • block
  • ,
  • hinder
  • ,
  • stymie
  • ,
  • stymy
  • ,
  • embarrass

2. Block passage through

  • "Obstruct the path"
    synonym:
  • obstruct
  • ,
  • obturate
  • ,
  • impede
  • ,
  • occlude
  • ,
  • jam
  • ,
  • block
  • ,
  • close up

3. Shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight

  • "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"
  • "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
    synonym:
  • obstruct
  • ,
  • block