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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ob·struct /əbˈstrʌkt, ɑb-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·struct v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obstructed; p. pr. & vb. n. Obstructing.]
 1. To block up; to stop up or close, as a way or passage; to place an obstacle in, or fill with obstacles or impediments that prevent or hinder passing; as, to obstruct a street; to obstruct the channels of the body.
    'T is the obstructed paths of sound shall clear.   --Pope.
 2. To be, or come, in the way of; to hinder from passing; to stop; to impede; to retard; as, the bar in the harbor obstructs the passage of ships; clouds obstruct the light of the sun; unwise rules obstruct legislation. “Th' impatience of obstructed love.”
 Syn: -- To bar; barricade; stop; arrest; check; interrupt; clog; choke; impede; retard; embarrass; oppose.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His
           brother blocked him at every turn" [syn: blockade, block,
            hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass]
      2: block passage through; "obstruct the path" [syn: obturate,
          impede, occlude, jam, block, close up] [ant: free]
      3: shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from
         sight; "The thick curtain blocked the action on the
         stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
         [syn: block]