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English verb: obstruct

1. obstruct (social) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of


SamplesHis brother blocked him at every turn.


Synonymsblock, blockade, embarrass, hinder, stymie, stymy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent


Narrower (hyponym)bottleneck, check, filibuster, hang, stonewall

2. obstruct (contact) block passage through


SamplesObstruct the path.


Synonymsblock, close up, impede, jam, obturate, occlude


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hinder, impede


Narrower (hyponym)asphyxiate, back up, bar, barricade, barricade, barricade, barricado, block, block off, block off, block out, block up, blockade, blockade, choke, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, congest, dam, dam up, earth up, foul, land up, screen, stifle, stop, suffocate, tie up


Antonymsdisengage, free

3. obstruct (perception) shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight


SamplesThe thick curtain blocked the action on the stage.
The trees obstruct my view of the mountains.


Synonymsblock


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conceal, hide


Verb groupbar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade, stop









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