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  • Obstruct — Ob*struct , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obstructed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obstructing}.] [L. obstructus, p. p. of obstruere to build up before or against, to obstruct; ob (see {Ob }) + struere to pile up. See {Structure}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To block up; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obstruct — I verb bar, barricade, block, brake, bridle, bring to a standstill, check, choke, circumscribe, congest, countervail, cramp, cripple, curb, debar, delay, disable, embar, encumber, estop, forbid, frustrate, halt, hamper, hamstring, handicap,… …   Law dictionary

  • obstruct action — index encumber (hinder) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obstruct by opposition — index discourage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obstruct one's vision — index blind (deprive of sight) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obstruct the course of descent — index escheat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obstruct the view of — index cloak, enshroud Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obstruct work — index strike (refuse to work) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obstruct — (v.) 1610s, from L. obstructus, pp. of obstruere to block, to stop up (see OBSTRUCTION (Cf. obstruction)). Related: Obstructed; obstructing …   Etymology dictionary

  • obstruct — impede, block, *hinder, bar, dam Analogous words: *prevent, preclude, obviate, avert: *restrain, check, curb, inhibit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • obstruct — [v] prevent, restrict arrest, bar, barricade, block, check, choke, clog, close, congest, crab, curb, cut off, drag one’s feet*, fill, foul up, frustrate, get in the way*, hamper, hamstring*, hang up*, hide, hinder, hold up, impede, inhibit,… …   New thesaurus

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