US: /əbˈstɹəkʃən/
UK: /ɒbstɹˈʌkʃən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

obstruction /əb'strʌkʃn/
  • danh từ ((cũng) obstructive)
    • sự làm tắc nghẽn, sự tắc nghẽn, sự bế tắc
    • sự cản trở, sự gây trở ngại
    • trở lực, điều trở ngại
    • sự phá rối (ở nghị trường bằng cách nói cho hết giờ)
    • (y học) sự tắc (ruột...)

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U, C] the fact of trying to prevent sth/sb from making progress: the obstruction of justice + He was arrested for obstruction of a police officer in the execution of his duty.
2 [U, C] the fact of blocking a road, an entrance, a passage, etc: obstruction of the factory gates + The abandoned car was causing an obstruction.
3 [C] something that blocks a road, an entrance, etc: It is my job to make sure that all pathways are clear of obstructions.
4 [C, U] something that blocks a passage or tube in your body; a medical condition resulting from this: He had an operation to remove an obstruction in his throat. + bowel / intestinal obstruction
5 [U] (sport) the offence of unfairly preventing a player of the other team from moving to get the ball

Thesaurus dictionary

1 obstacle, barrier, bar, check, stumbling-block, hindrance, impediment, hurdle, hitch, snag, catch, bottleneck, limitation, constraint, restriction:
The fallen trees created an almost impassable obstruction.
2 checking, stopping, cessation, proscription, forbidding, forbiddance; hindering, impeding, limiting, halting, slowing:
The obstruction of the bill's passage can be blamed on the Tories.

Collocation dictionary


physical | unlawful, wilful
| bureaucratic
The asylum seekers had to contend with continued bureaucratic obstruction.


cause, create
The lorry had been parked on the pavement, causing an obstruction.
| clear, remove
She had to have surgery to remove an obstruction from her throat.

Concise English dictionary

+any structure that makes progress difficult
+the state or condition of being obstructed
+something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
+the act of obstructing
+getting in someone's way