|1.||[ noun ] any structure that makes progress difficult|
|Synonyms:||impedimenta obstructer obstructor impediment|
|Related terms:||structure obstacle barrier bar bar tumbler blockage blockade hindrance obstruct|
|2.||[ noun ] the act of obstructing|
"obstruction of justice"
|Related terms:||hindrance blockage stall obstruction_of_justice obstruct|
|3.||[ noun ] something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted|
: "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education" "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"
|Related terms:||hindrance barrier hurdle stymie hang-up|
|4.||[ noun ] the state or condition of being obstructed|
|Related terms:||physiological_state ileus tamponade obstruct|
|5.||[ noun ] getting in someone's way|
|Related terms:||maneuver arrest blocking check|