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Synonyms for obstruct
əbˈstrʌkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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, block(verb)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. obstruct

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

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

Editors Contribution

  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 Synonymes

  1. obstruct(v. a.)

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

  2. obstruct(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    hinder, impede, oppose, retard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obstruct(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use obstruct in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Sarah Sanders on Wednesday:

    This is a desperate and pathetic attempt by Key Senate Democrats to obstruct a very highly-qualified nominee. The hearing date is set for September 4.

  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. Elijah Cummings:

    The Trump Administration has demonstrated repeatedly that it is willing to disregard the Constitution, defy decades of clear precedent, and invent frivolous new arguments to delay and obstruct Congress' oversight authority, and Attorney General( William) Barr and Secretary( Wilbur) Ross are complicit in this cover-up, both Secretary Ross and Attorney Attorney General -LRB- William -RRB- Barr are refusing to comply with duly authorized subpoenas from Congress.

  5. John Manly:

    John Engler has always treated survivors as the enemy. John Engler took actions to obstruct and undermine criminal investigations of Michigan State Universitys interim president and Michigan State Universitys interim president administration by the Michigan attorney general.


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