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ob·struc·tion

 (əb-strŭk′shən, ŏb-)
n.
1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle: We drove around the obstruction in the road.
2.
a. The act of obstructing: The protesters' obstruction of the hallway made it impossible to get to the office.
b. The condition of being obstructed: The obstruction of the tunnel lasted for hours.
3. Sports The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.

obstruction

(əbˈstrʌkʃən)
n
1. a person or thing that obstructs
2. the act or an instance of obstructing
3. (Parliamentary Procedure) delay of business, esp in a legislature by means of procedural devices
4. (General Sporting Terms) sport the act of unfairly impeding an opposing player
5. the state or condition of being obstructed
obˈstructional adj
obˈstructionally adv

ob•struc•tion

(əbˈstrʌk ʃən)

n.
1. something that obstructs; an obstacle.
2. an act or instance of obstructing.
3. the state of being obstructed.
4. the delaying of business before a deliberative body.

obstruction

1. Any object which rises far enough above the surrounding surface or above a specified height to create a hazard to aircraft in flight.
2. Any object which rises far enough above the surrounding sea bed to create a hazard to navigation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obstruction - any structure that makes progress difficultobstruction - any structure that makes progress difficult
bar - an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
blockade - prevents access or progress
blockage, stoppage, occlusion, closure, block, stop - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
hinderance, hindrance, preventative, preventive, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference, hitch - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
obstacle - an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
tumbler - a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
2.obstruction - the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstructionobstruction - the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
ileus, intestinal obstruction - blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel
tamponade, tamponage - blockage or closure (as of a wound or body cavity) by (or as if by) a tampon (especially to stop bleeding)
3.obstruction - something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmountedobstruction - something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted; "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"
deterrent, hinderance, hindrance, impediment, balk, baulk, handicap, check - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
roadblock, barrier - any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective; "intolerance is a barrier to understanding"
rub, hang-up, hitch, snag - an unforeseen obstacle
hurdle - an obstacle that you are expected to overcome; "the last hurdle before graduation"
stymie, stymy - a thwarting and distressing situation
4.obstruction - the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice"
interference, hinderance, hindrance - the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
blockage, occlusion, closure - the act of blocking
stalling, stall - a tactic used to mislead or delay
obstruction of justice - impeding those who seek justice in a court (as by trying to influence or intimidate any juror or witness or officer of the court); can result in a finding of contempt of court
5.obstruction - getting in someone's way
maneuver, manoeuvre, play - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
blocking, block - the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
check - obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

obstruction

noun
1. obstacle, bar, block, difficulty, barrier, hazard, barricade, snag, impediment, hindrance drivers parking near his house and causing an obstruction
2. blockage, stoppage, occlusion The boy was suffering from a bowel obstruction.
3. hindrance, stop, check, bar, block, difficulty, barrier, restriction, handicap, obstacle, restraint, deterrent, stumbling block, impediment, trammel Americans viewed the army as an obstruction to legitimate economic development.
hindrance help, support, aid, assistance, encouragement, furtherance

obstruction

noun
Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage:
Translations
سَدُّ، إعاقَه، عَرْقَلَه
spærring
estäminenestetukkeuma
ometaloometanjeopstrukcija
dugulás
hindrun, tálmi
ovira

obstruction

[əbˈstrʌkʃən] N
1. (= blockage) → obstrucción f; (in pipe, road) → atasco m (Med) → oclusión f
to cause an obstructionestorbar (Aut) → obstruir el tráfico
2. (= obstacle) (to progress) → dificultad f, obstáculo m
3. (Ftbl) → obstrucción f, bloqueo m

obstruction

[əbˈstrʌkʃən] n
[road, path] → obstruction f
to cause an obstruction → bloquer le passage
(= hindrance) → obstruction f
They face obstruction from politicians → Ils se heurtent à l'obstruction des politiques. obstruction of justice
(in body)obstruction f
an obstruction in the windpipe → une obstruction de la trachée bowel obstructionobstruction of justice nentrave f à la justice

obstruction

n
(= blocking)Blockierung f; (of view)Versperren nt; (of artery, pipe also)Verstopfung f; (of road)Sperrung f
(= hindering)Behinderung f; (Sport) → Sperren nt; to cause an obstructionden Verkehr behindern
(= obstacle)Hindernis nt, → Hemmnis nt (esp fig); there is an obstruction in the pipedas Rohr ist blockiert or verstopft; all obstructions to progressalles, was den Fortschritt aufhält or hemmt
(Pol) → Obstruktion f, → Behinderung f

obstruction

[əbˈstrʌkʃn] n (sth which obstructs) → ostacolo; (in pipe, artery) → ostruzione f
to cause an obstruction (in road) → bloccare la strada

obstruct

(əbˈstrakt) verb
1. to block or close. The road was obstructed by a fallen tree.
2. to stop (something) moving past or making progress. The crashed lorry obstructed the traffic.
obˈstruction (-ʃən) noun
something that obstructs. an obstruction in the pipe.
obˈstructive adjective
inclined to cause trouble and difficulties. an obstructive personality.

ob·struc·tion

n. obstrucción, bloqueo, obstáculo, impedimento;
intestinal ______ intestinal.

obstruction

n obstrucción f; partial small bowel — obstrucción intestinal parcial, obstrucción parcial del intestino delgado; upper airway — obstrucción de la(s) vía(s) aérea(s) superior(es)
References in classic literature ?
With the high plain that there interposed itself to the further passage of the water, commenced a portage of as many miles, which conducted the adventurer to the banks of the Hudson, at a point where, with the usual obstructions of the rapids, or rifts, as they were then termed in the language of the country, the river became navigable to the tide.
Trade and commerce, if they were not made of india-rubber, would never manage to bounce over obstacles which legislators are continually putting in their way; and if one were to judge these men wholly by the effects of their actions and not partly by their intentions, they would deserve to be classed and punished with those mischievious persons who put obstructions on the railroads.
It was reserved for the first settlers of new England to perform achievements equally arduous, to trample down obstructions equally formidable, to dispel dangers equally terrific, under the single inspiration of conscience.
These two disputes, which were the most important and gravest, being settled, it only remained for the servants of Don Luis to consent that three of them should return while one was left to accompany him whither Don Fernando desired to take him; and good luck and better fortune, having already begun to solve difficulties and remove obstructions in favour of the lovers and warriors of the inn, were pleased to persevere and bring everything to a happy issue; for the servants agreed to do as Don Luis wished; which gave Dona Clara such happiness that no one could have looked into her face just then without seeing the joy of her heart.
This practice in the course of the late war, was found replete with obstructions to a vigorous and to an economical system of defense.
The disquietude of the people; their repugnance and, perhaps, refusal to co-operate with the officers of the Union; the frowns of the executive magistracy of the State; the embarrassments created by legislative devices, which would often be added on such occasions, would oppose, in any State, difficulties not to be despised; would form, in a large State, very serious impediments; and where the sentiments of several adjoining States happened to be in unison, would present obstructions which the federal government would hardly be willing to encounter.
Avoiding the obstructions gave it the sinuous movement of a serpent.
Yet the riders among these numerous obstructions, which were such as would terrify an unpracticed eye, gave no demonstrations of uneasiness as their horses toiled through the sloughs or trotted with uncertain paces along the dark route.
The turbulence and rapidity of the current continually augmenting as they advanced, gave the voyagers intimation that they were approaching the great obstructions of the river, and at length they arrived at Strawberry Island, so called by Lewis and Clarke, which lies at the foot of the first rapid.
His only aspirations were to hold out at poker, at his club, to know the names of all the cocottes, to shake hands all round, to ply his rosy gullet with truffles and champagne, and to create uncomfortable eddies and obstructions among the constituent atoms of the American colony.
He hoisted himself on deck up a perpendicular ladder, and stumbled aft, over a score of obstructions, to where a small, thick-set, clean-shaven man with grey eyebrows sat on a step that led up to the quarter-deck.
The situation was difficult enough before, but if the obstructions of Nature were increased by the deliberate opposition of man, then our case was indeed a hopeless one.