Variant of obstruct
- to block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
- to hinder (progress, an activity, etc.); impede
- to cut off from being seen; block (the view)
Origin: < L obstructus, pp. of obstruere, to block up, build against < ob- (see ob-) + struere, to pile up: see strew
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