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Synonyms for obstruct
əbˈstrʌktob·struct

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. obstruct

    To obstruct is literally to build up against; the road is obstructed by fallen trees; the passage of liquid through a tube is obstructed by solid deposits. We may hinder one's advance by following and clinging to him; we obstruct his course by standing in his way or putting a barrier across his path. Anything that makes one's progress slower, whether from within or from without, impedes; an obstruction is always from without. To arrest is to cause to stop suddenly; obstructing the way may have the effect of arresting progress. Compare HINDER; IMPEDIMENT.

    Synonyms:
    arrest, bar, barricade, check, choke, clog, embarrass, hinder, impede, interrupt, oppose, retard, stay, stop

    Antonyms:
    accelerate, advance, aid, clear, facilitate, forward, free, further, open, pave the way for, promote

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. obstruct

    Synonyms:
    bar, block, choke, hinder, impede, interrupt, retard, clog

    Antonyms:
    open, clear, pave, facilitate, expedite, further, advance, promote, accelerate, aid

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 3 votes

  1. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrassverb

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    "His brother blocked him at every turn"

    Synonyms:
    block up, lug, immobilize, seal off, obturate, handicap, jam, block off, close up, blank out, freeze, abash, deflect, parry, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, hamper, hinder, impede, block, forget, stop, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, halt, choke up, stymie

    Antonyms:
    free, disengage

  2. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upverb

    block passage through

    "obstruct the path"

    Synonyms:
    immobilize, close, button up, fold, block up, crush, lug, halt, ram, obturate, jam, pile, pack, block off, close up, blank out, mob, freeze, deflect, parry, stop, embarrass, shut up, kibosh, draw a blank, hinder, impede, block, clam up, forget, chock up, throng, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, be quiet, occlude, barricade, dummy up, cram, wad, keep mum, choke up, jampack, stymie, shut down, belt up, close down

    Antonyms:
    free, disengage

  3. obstruct, blockverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, choke up, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, obturate, blank out, close up, lug, barricade, block, stymy, impede, bar, halt, block up, forget, draw a blank, parry, stop, deflect, embarrass, immobilize, jam, occlude

    Antonyms:
    disengage, free

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. choke (verb)

    stop growth

    plants can be choked by grass, and grass can be choked off by weeds

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. obstructverb

    Synonyms:
    close, bar, stop, blockade, barricade, block up, dam up

  2. obstructverb

    Synonyms:
    hinder, impede, oppose, retard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. obstructverb

    Synonyms:
    impede, oppose, retard, barricade, blockade, clog, interrupt, bar, restrain

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "obstruct":

    hinder, impede, hamper, block, clog, prevent, inhibit

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How to use obstruct in a sentence?

  1. Dan Recht:

    As the video clearly shows, he acted calmly and like a gentleman, even in the face of an unjust stop. There was no justice for him to obstruct.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    We have been dealing, in the last seven years, with an unprecedented level of obstructionism against President Obama, literally -- literally it turns out on the day that Obama was inaugurated, Republicans came together and said 'What are we going to do?' And what they concluded is we're going to obstruct, obstruct, obstruct, make it as difficult as he could to do anything.

  3. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace. Let us not forget that the retreat to isolationism a quarter of a century ago was started not by a direct attack against international cooperation but against the alleged imperfections of the peace.

  4. European Union:

    Those responsible for violence and those who obstruct or undermine Libya's democratic transition must face consequences for their actions.

  5. Carrie Shapiro-Mendoza:

    The danger is that thick blankets, quilt or pillows can obstruct the baby’s airway, which would keep them from being able to breathe.


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