|1.||[ verb ] hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of|
|Synonyms:||block hinder stymie stymy embarrass blockade|
"His brother blocked him at every turn"
|Related terms:||prevent hang check stonewall bottleneck filibuster blockage stymie obstructionist obstruction|
|2.||[ verb ] block passage through|
|Synonyms:||occlude impede block close_up obturate jam|
"obstruct the path"
|Related terms:||free impede barricade clog blockade dam suffocate tie_up barricade barricade screen land_up obstruction blocking obturator obstruction|
|3.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||hide barricade blockage|