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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- in Indo-European roots.]

ob·struct′er, ob·struc′tor n.
ob·struc′tive adj.
ob·struc′tive·ly adv.
ob·struc′tive·ness n.
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Adv.1.obstructively - in an obstructive manner; "he acted very obstructively when we tried to carry out our project"
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Fragments of old wall, saint's chapel, chapter-house, convent and monastery, have got incongruously or obstructively built into many of its houses and gardens, much as kindred jumbled notions have become incorporated into many of its citizens' minds.
DEAR Editor, I am certain that residents of Sutton Coldfield will be very pleased that West Midlands Police are now fining motorists for parking obstructively, particularly on pavements.
Parking fines should be city-wide I AM certain that residents of Sutton Coldfield will be very pleased that West Midlands Police are now fining motorists for parking obstructively, particularly on pavements.
Foot's definition of special operations has its intrinsic value in explaining the distinct nature of special operations without being obstructively narrow in its focus.
The newly imposed taxes on the internet services have played their part in blemishing the subscription rate even more obstructively.