Antonyms for obstruct

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uhb-struhkt
Phonetic Transcription : əbˈstrʌkt

Definition of obstruct

Origin :
  • 1610s, a back-formation from obstruction or else from Latin obstructus, past participle of obstruere "to block, to stop up" (see obstruction). Related: Obstructed; obstructing.
  • verb prevent, restrict
Example sentences :
  • Nothing could obstruct his designs of mercy, or his labours of love.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • We must obstruct this highway so that no crawling creature may pass.
  • Extract from : « Agriculture for Beginners » by Charles William Burkett
  • They are very rich and fertile, without a stone or a tree to obstruct the plough.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago » by John S. C. Abbott
  • The Nile at that time is seen to be rapidly rising, and nothing must obstruct its passage.
  • Extract from : « Chatterbox, 1906 » by Various
  • There are several falls in the river, which obstruct the navigation.
  • Extract from : « First History of New Brunswick » by Peter Fisher
  • They wish for peace, and will take no measures that can obstruct it.
  • Extract from : « The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. XI » by Various
  • At any moment rocks or islands may arise from the sea, and obstruct our passage.
  • Extract from : « Edmond Dants » by Edmund Flagg
  • He had a faith in prayer that no mere reasoning could obstruct or circumvent.
  • Extract from : « A Circuit Rider's Wife » by Corra Harris
  • Once on the southern side, there is nothing to obstruct or further delay them.
  • Extract from : « The Death Shot » by Mayne Reid
  • They who obstruct the law incur the penalties of the law, be they princes or peasants.
  • Extract from : « Parkhurst Boys » by Talbot Baines Reed

Synonyms for obstruct

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