obstruct(redirected from obstructiveness)
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obstructverb bar, barricade, block, brake, bridle, bring to a standstill, check, choke, circumscribe, congest, countervail, cramp, cripple, curb, debar, delay, disable, embar, encumber, estop, forbid, frustrate, halt, hamper, hamstring, handicap, hinder, impede, impedite, inhibit, innerfere with, interrupt, intervene, limit, occlude, oppilate, preclude, prevent, prohibit, restrain, retard, slow down, snag, stall, stand in the way, stay, stem, stop, stop up, stymie, suppress, suspend, terminate, thwart, trammel, trap
Associated concepts: obstruct a lawful authority, obstruct an investigation, obstruct justice, obstructing governmental administration
See also: abrogate, annul, arrest, balk, ban, bar, block, check, clog, condemn, constrain, constrict, contain, control, counter, counteract, curb, debar, defer, delay, detain, deter, disadvantage, discontinue, disrupt, estop, fight, foil, forbid, forestall, frustrate, halt, hamper, hinder, hold up, impede, inconvenience, inhibit, interdict, interfere, interpose, interrupt, keep, lock, obturate, occlude, oppose, oppugn, preclude, prevent, prohibit, repulse, resist, restrain, restrict, shut, stall, stave, stay, stem, stifle, stop, suppress, thwart, toll, trammel, withstand