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Synonyms for obstruct
əbˈstrʌktob·struct

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 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. obstructverb

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

  2. obstructverb

    Synonyms:
    hinder, impede, oppose, retard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obstructverb

    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. Joe Biden:

    If he continues to obstruct Congress and flout the law, Donald Trump will leave Congress in my view with no choice but to initiate impeachment proceedings, that would be a tragedy, but a tragedy of his own making.

  2. Michael Moore:

    The majority of Americans -- let's say it again -- wanted Hillary Clinton, the majority of Americans did not want Donald Trump. It is the responsibility of this minority of Democrats in Congress to block, obstruct, disrupt and do whatever they can to prevent the onslaught that is going to happen with Donald Trump.

  3. Kyle Gesuelli:

    As gutters help the home to cope with heavy rain flow, they’re bound to accumulate debris throughout the year that can obstruct the flow of water and lead to overflowing.

  4. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    We will obstruct attempts to sabotage these agreements which were enshrined in a U.N. Security Council resolution.

  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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