Obstruct Definition

əb-strŭkt, ŏb-
obstructed, obstructing, obstructs
obstructed, obstructing, obstructs
To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog.
Webster's New World
To hinder (progress, an activity, etc.); impede.
Webster's New World
To cut off from being seen; block (the view)
Webster's New World
To get in the way of so as to hide from sight.

Origin of Obstruct

  • From Latin past participle stem obstruct- (“blocked up"), from verb obstruere, from ob (“against") + struere (“pile up, build")

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin obstruere obstrūct- ob- against ob– struere to pile up ster-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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