obstruct

Part of speech: verb

To block or stop up; hinder; retard.

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Usage examples "obstruct":

  1. They began to give way; even the scornful cries of the women, who tried to obstruct their path, were powerless to keep them back. - "Andreas Hofer", Lousia Muhlbach.
  2. " Is it reasonable to suppose," he asks, " that Congress meant to obstruct the development of our foreign commerce by forbidding the use in export trade of methods of organisation which do not operate to the prejudice of the American public, are lawful in the countries where the trade is to be carried on, and are necessary if Americans are to meet competitors there on equal terms?" - "American World Policies", Walter E. Weyl.
  3. When these worms develop in large numbers, they obstruct the intestines. - "The Veterinarian", Chas. J. Korinek.