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obstruct
used in War and Peace

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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
  • The road was so obstructed with carts that it was impossible to get by in a carriage.
    Book Two — 1805 (59% in)
  • The infantry passing before him came to a halt without any command being given, apparently obstructed by something in front.
    Book Three — 1805 (79% in)
  • He left in order not to obstruct the commander in chief's undivided control of the army, and hoping that more decisive action would then be taken, but the command of the armies became still more confused and enfeebled.
    Book Ten — 1812 (2% in)
  • Occasionally he rose and walked about the battery still with that same smile, trying not to obstruct the soldiers who were loading, hauling the guns, and continually running past him with bags and charges.
    Book Ten — 1812 (80% in)

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