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transitive verb
1. (to physically block)
a. obstruir
You're going to have to move, because you're obstructing the exit.Vas a tener que moverte, porque estás obstruyendo la salida.
b. bloquear
A fallen tree obstructed the road and we had to take a detour.Un árbol caído bloqueó el camino y tuvimos que tomar un desvío.
c. tapar (view)
The new skyscraper they're building is going to obstruct my view.El nuevo rascacielos que están construyendo me va a tapar la vista.
2. (to hinder)
a. obstaculizar
The mayor tried to obstruct our plans with a mountain of paperwork.El alcalde trató de obstaculizar nuestros planes con un montón de papeleo.
b. estorbar
We tried to figure out what was obstructing the progress of the building renovations.Tratamos de entender qué estaba estorbando el avance de las reformas del edificio.
c. dificultar
The journalist claimed that the minister was trying to obstruct his investigation by hiding information.El periodista aseguró que el ministro estaba tratando de dificultar su investigación ocultando información.
3. (sports)
a. obstruir
I was penalized for obstructing the offensive player on the soccer field.Fui penalizado por obstruir al jugador ofensivo en la cancha de futbol.
b. bloquear
Because another player tried to obstruct me, the referee gave me a penalty kick.Porque otro jugador trató de bloquearme, el árbitro me dio un tiro penal.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (block; road, pipe)
a. obstruir, bloquear
2. (view)
a. impedir
3. (hinder)
a. obstaculizar, entorpecer
4. (in soccer, rugby)
a. obstruir
5. (parliament)
to obstruct a billentorpecer la aprobación de un proyecto de ley
6. (law)
to obstruct the course of justiceobstaculizar or entorpecer la acción de la justicia
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obstruct [əbˈstrʌkt]
transitive verb
1 (block) obstruir; [+pipe] atascar; [+road] cerrar; bloquear; [+view] tapar
2 (hinder) [+person] estorbar; impedir; [+plan, progress etc] dificultar; obstaculizar; (Parl) (Dep) obstruir; bloquear;
intransitive verb
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