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Saltos de línea: ob|struc¦tion
Pronunciación: /əbˈstrʌkʃ(ə)n

Definición de obstruction en inglés:


[mass noun]
1The action of obstructing or the state of being obstructed: walkers could proceed with the minimum of obstruction
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • What is unhealthy is the growing habit of obstruction, delay and occasional flat refusal to co-operate.
  • For the administration and its conservative allies, the United Nations represents embarrassment and obstruction.
  • Remember, snoring means obstructed breathing, and obstruction can be serious.
1.1 [count noun] A thing that impedes or prevents passage or progress; an obstacle or blockage: the tractor hit an obstruction
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The nylon line that anglers use frequently breaks when hooks become snagged on underwater obstructions or bankside vegetation.
  • Check for depth and obstructions before diving, then go in feet first for the initial try.
  • Because there had been no trains on the line for two days because of Christmas he was checking for fallen trees or other obstructions.
blockage, stoppage, congestion, bottleneck, hold-up;
Medicine occlusion
British informal spanner in the works
North American informal monkey wrench in the works
dated cumber
1.2(In various sports) the action of unlawfully obstructing a player in the opposing team.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Melvin, too, was informed that the only player guilty of obstruction was Lopez.
  • After four minutes Barnhall were awarded a penalty when a Naas player was penalised for obstruction.
  • It's true that less obstruction helps all players and speeds up the game.
1.3 Medicine Blockage of a bodily passage, especially the gut: they presented with severe intestinal obstruction
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A thorough examination of the head and neck should be performed to look for obstruction, inflammation and infection.
  • An infectious cause should be suspected in children with signs and symptoms of airway obstruction accompanied by a prodromal illness or fever.
  • Intestinal strictures and bowel obstruction may develop in patients with refractory sprue or celiac disease that has been untreated over a long period.
1.4 Law The action of impeding the movement of traffic on a highway: they were held for obstruction and other public order offences
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Meetings and marches are subject to the laws prohibiting obstruction of the highway, public nuisance, and trespass, and to local authority by-laws.
  • The dictionary meaning of gridlock is obstruction of traffic caused by queues of vehicles forming across a junction and causing further queues to form in the intersecting streets.
  • The council decided this caused obstruction to traffic and painted yellow lines down both sides.
1.5 Law The action of deliberately hindering the police in their duties: he was charged with obstruction of a police officer in the execution of his duty
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The refusal of a citizen to identify himself under such circumstances causes a major inconvenience and obstruction to the police in carrying out their proper duties.
  • After being charged with the thefts and obstruction, police released him on bail to appear before magistrates the following week but he failed to turn up.
  • The adults, who had been staying in the motel room, were charged with cruelty to children, public indecency and obstruction of police and were taken to a psychiatric ward.


mid 16th century: from Latin obstructio(n-), from the verb obstruere (see obstruct).

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