ob·struct (əb-strŭkt, ŏb-)
tr.v. ob·struct·ed, ob·struct·ing, ob·structs
1. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
2. To impede, retard, or interfere with; hinder: obstructed my progress. See Synonyms at hinder1.
3. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen). See Synonyms at block.
[Latin obstruere, obstrūct- : ob-, against; see OB- + struere, to pile up; see ster-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
ob·structer, ob·structor n.
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