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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 for "obstruct":

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

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How to use obstruct in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Jesse Evans:

    That is not the standard the court must look at, prosecutor Jesse Evans must look at whether the defendant had the intention of obstructing and influencing the investigation, and that is the purpose of Gregory McMichael phone call, to show that he wanted to influence and obstruct this.

  3. 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.

  4. European Union:

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

  5. Dan McCready:

    Over the past month, it has become abundantly clear that North Carolinians had their voices silenced during the election in North Carolina's Ninth District, mark Harris and Mark Harris allies promised to support a complete investigation into this attack on our democracy. Mark Harris has now broken this promise and is instead doing all Mark Harris can to obstruct this bipartisan investigation into the illegal election activities within Mark Harris own campaign.

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. surface
    • B. ulterior
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