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obstruct
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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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
  • /—Crass Casualty obstructs the sun and rain,/And dicing Time for gladness casts a moan....
    p. 513.5
  • Although the Squamscott was never the Thames, the big oceangoing ships once made their way to Gravesend on the Squamscott; the channel has since become so obstructed by rocks and shoals that no boat requiring any great draft of water could navigate it.
    p. 13.3

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