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obstructionnoun

uk   /əbˈstrʌk.ʃən/ us   /əbˈstrʌk.ʃən/
[C or U] something that blocks a road, passage, entrance, etc. so that nothing can go along it, or the act of blocking something in this way: There's some kind of obstruction on the railway tracks.
[U] behaviour or actions that prevent something from happening or working correctly: They were charged with obstruction of the police/of justice (= preventing the police/law courts from doing their jobs).
[U] in sport an occasion when one player gets in the way of another and so prevents them from moving freely: The referee said it was obstruction.
(Definition of obstruction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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obstructionnoun [C/U]

us   /əbˈstrʌk·ʃən, ɑb-/
law Obstruction of justice is the act of preventing the police or law courts from doing their job.
(Definition of obstruction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “obstruction”
in Arabic عَرْقَلة…
in Korean 장애물…
in Portuguese obstrução…
in Catalan obstrucció, embús…
in Japanese 障害(物)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 废弃的, 过时的, 淘汰的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 廢棄的, 過時的, 淘汰的…
in Italian ostruzione…
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