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obstruct
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to block or hinder
The exact meaning of obstruct can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "obstruct the path" — block passage through
  • "obstruct justice" — hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
  • "obstruct her view" — get in the way so as to hide from sight
  • I didn't like what I saw when I was studying there—so much empty bigwiggism, and obstructive trickery.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (51% in)
  • "I see you are getting tired and stupid, Ben," said Mrs. Garth, accustomed to these obstructive arguments from her male offspring.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (19% in)

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