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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. Paul Cambria:

    I think from the statements that Thomas Eoannou made today( Thursday), somebody attempted to use Thomas Eoannou to fabricate or to obstruct and undermine the science and Thomas Eoannou obviously now has made a very clear statement that ethically Thomas Eoannou had to withdraw, logically it means that the integrity of the accusations has been completely undermined as a result of somebody's efforts.

  2. Barack Obama:

    A deliberate and determined effort to obstruct everything, no matter what the merits, just to refight the results of an election is not normal, and for the sake of future generations, it can not become normal.

  3. 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.

  4. Jessica Vaughan:

    She is doing this for political effect, the University is trying to look like they are standing up against what a Trump Administration might do, but I think this is very problematic because if they go so far as to obstruct law enforcement, they are violating federal law and could be putting people at risk.

  5. 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.


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