Synonyms of obstruct in English:

obstruct


See definition of obstruct

verb

1‘wheelchairs obstructed the aisles’

SYNONYMS

block, block up, clog, clog up, get in the way of, stand in the way of, cut off, shut off, jam, bung up, gum up, choke, barricade, bar, dam up

British informal gunge up

dated cumber

technical occlude, obturate

ANTONYMS

clear

2‘police took him into custody on a charge of obstructing the traffic’

SYNONYMS

hold up, bring to a standstill, stop, halt, block

3‘environmentalists accused the government of obstructing the passage of the EC pollution laws’

SYNONYMS

impede, hinder, interfere with, hamper, block, interrupt, hold up, hold back, stand in the way of, frustrate, thwart, baulk, inhibit, hamstring, sabotage, encumber, slow, slow down, retard, delay, stonewall, forestall, stall, arrest, check, stop, halt, stay, derail, restrict, limit, curb, put a brake on, bridle, fetter, shackle

informal stymie

North American informal bork

rare trammel

ANTONYMS

facilitate, help, further