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English definition of “obstruct”

obstruct

verb [T] uk   /əbˈstrʌkt/ us  
to block a road, passage, entrance, etc. so that nothing can go along it, or to prevent something from happening correctly by putting difficulties in its way: After the earthquake many roads were obstructed by collapsed buildings. Her view of the stage was obstructed by a pillar. An accident is obstructing traffic on the M11.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting to try to stop something from happening or developing: to obstruct a police investigation He got five years in prison for withholding evidence and obstructing the course of justice.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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