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verb [transitive] obstruct pronunciation in British English /əbˈstrʌkt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyobstruct
he/she/itobstructs
present participleobstructing
past tenseobstructed
past participleobstructed
  1. 1
    to block a path, passage, door etc so that it is difficult or impossible for someone or something to move along or through it

    Tenants must not obstruct access to fire equipment.

    Seven people were arrested for allegedly obstructing a highway.

    The child must have swallowed something that’s obstructing his windpipe.

    1. b.
      to prevent you from seeing something by being between you and the object that you want to see

      The trees in their garden obstruct our view of the sea.

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