French translation of 'obstruction'
1. [of road, path] obstruction f
to cause an obstruction bloquer le passage
2. (= hindrance) obstruction f
They face obstruction from politicians. Ils se heurtent à l’obstruction des politiques.see also obstruction of justice
3. (in body) obstruction f
an obstruction in the windpipe une obstruction de la trachéesee also bowel obstruction
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He faces up to 250 years in jail if convicted on charges of fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
His first trial on obstruction charges ended in a hung jury.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Fourth, the harm for which the camp had been responsible did not end with obstruction of the highway.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
So they continued to cause an obstruction for many more hours.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The trick is to remove the obstruction before any permanent damage is done.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Though there is no specific offence of running out of fuel, drivers in the tunnel are fined for causing an unnecessary obstruction of the highway.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We only have about 20 minutes then to remove the obstruction.The Sun (2012)
You won't notice anything unless a tumour causes an obstruction.The Sun (2012)
He alleged there were rigged union votes, obstruction and delaying tactics.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
He will also have to serve time for obstruction of justice for carrying boxes out of the back door of his office.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Her actions both caused an obstruction and hindered them in their work.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It could be another serious problem, though, such as bowel obstruction or a kidney stone.The Sun (2013)
The Corporation also voted for enforcement action to clear what they say is illegal obstruction of the highway.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Three other defendants deny similar obstruction charges.The Sun (2014)
Yet on the second day of his trial this week, he admitted charges of mail fraud and obstruction of justice.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Surely withholding evidence is obstruction of justice or contempt of court?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
You have the right to protest, but I also have the right to go about my lawful business without obstruction by you.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The intestinal obstruction could have been fixed by a twenty minute operation, which has about a 98 percent effectiveness.Christianity Today (2000)
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'obstruction' in Other Languages
British English: obstruction NOUN
An obstruction is something that blocks a road or path.
He was irritated by drivers parking near his house and causing an obstruction.
Translation of obstruction from the Collins English to French Dictionary