Meaning of OBSTRUCTION in English


ob ‧ struc ‧ tion /əbˈstrʌkʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

1 . [uncountable and countable] when something blocks a road, passage, tube etc, or the thing that blocks it SYN blockage :

an operation to remove an obstruction from her throat

Police can remove a vehicle that is causing an obstruction.

obstruction of

an unlawful obstruction of the highway

2 . [uncountable] when someone or something prevents or delays a legal or political process

obstruction of

the obstruction of vital legislation

He was found guilty of obstruction of justice.

3 . [uncountable] an offence in football, ↑ hockey etc in which a player gets between an opponent and the ball

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.