French translation of 'obstruct'
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Example Sentences Including 'obstruct'
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No farmers farmed, no livestock grazed and no trees cast shadows to obstruct the view from either side of the other.The Tribes Triumphant (2006)
Of these only 170 would have partial or obstructed view.A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)
There's a small piece of woodland obstructing a full view of it, but the noise of the traffic is unavoidable.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We also knew that elements of the old regime would resist these measures and attempt to obstruct any positive progress.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
He told me his view was obstructed and that not one of his assistants could get him out of the s***.The Sun (2009)
It was this view that obstructed his election to membership of the elite photographic co-operative Magnum.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
And it seems pretty plain that this investigation was obstructed for no justifiable reason.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Funnily enough, there was no mention of him being censured in 2000 for obstructing an investigation into his donations.The Sun (2013)
Just before it happened we thought about putting our chairs behind them so as not to obstruct their view but decided against it.The Sun (2015)
Often they found their path obstructed by police vehicles.The Sun (2012)
Police had been called because the car was obstructing a road.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Police have not acknowledged making any arrest, and there is concern that the investigation is being obstructed.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Small ones are fine, unless they obstruct the view of other spectators.The Sun (2012)
THE massive 16,000 obstructed views in the old ground have been reduced to zero.The Sun (2007)
The witnesses saw the birds shot but were unable to see who killed them because trees were obstructing the view.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
They also accuse corrupt Indian officials of denying the victims' families justice by obstructing and delaying investigations and trials.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
To say that big infrastructure projects are about'the political will to overcome the huge obstacles that obstruct their paths' hit the nail right on the head.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
But it was beyond the president to reunite two members of her club when so much had already been said, and too many misunderstandings obstructed their path.Behind Closed Doors - advice for families with violence in the home (1988)
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'obstruct' in Other Languages
British English: obstruct /əbˈstrʌkt/ VERB
To obstruct someone or something means to block their path, making it difficult for them to move forward.
Lorries have completely obstructed the road.
- American English: obstruct
- Arabic: يَعُوقُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: obstruir
- Chinese: 阻塞
- Croatian: zakrčiti
- Czech: překážet stát v cestě
- Danish: obstruere
- Dutch: versperren
- European Spanish: obstruir
- Finnish: estää fyysisesti
- French: empêcher
- German: blockieren
- Greek: κωλύω
- Italian: ostruire
- Japanese: ふさぐ じゃま
- Korean: 방해하다
- Norwegian: blokkere
- Polish: zablokować
- European Portuguese: obstruir
- Romanian: a obstrucționa
- Russian: препятствовать
- Spanish: obstruir
- Swedish: vara i vägen
- Thai: ขวางทาง
- Turkish: tıkamak
- Ukrainian: загороджувати
- Vietnamese: cản trở
Translation of obstruct from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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