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Meaning of “obstruction” in the English Dictionary

"obstruction" in British English

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uk   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 ​railwaytracks. [U] behaviour or ​actions that ​prevent something from ​happening or ​workingcorrectly: They were ​charged with obstruction of the ​police/of ​justice (= ​preventing the ​police/​lawcourts from doing ​theirjobs). [U] in ​sport an ​occasion when one ​player gets in the way of another and so ​prevents them from ​movingfreely: 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 ​lawcourts from doing ​theirjob.
(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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