obstructing Definition

  • 1to block or get in the way of something or someone's progress
  • 2to prevent something from happening or developing

Using obstructing: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "obstructing" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The police charged him with obstructing justice.

  • Example

    The construction is obstructing the sidewalk.

  • Example

    The tree obstructs the view of the lake.

obstructing Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for obstructing

Antonyms for obstructing

Phrases with obstructing

  • a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep, due to a blockage of the upper airway


    He was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and prescribed a CPAP machine.

  • a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe


    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common type of obstructive lung disease.

  • the crime of interfering with the work of police, investigators, or other officials, especially by giving false information or withholding evidence


    The prosecutor accused him of obstruction of justice for lying to the grand jury.


Summary: obstructing in Brief

The verb 'obstructing' [uhb-struhk-ting] means to block or prevent something or someone's progress. It can refer to physical barriers like construction or trees, or more abstract concepts like justice. Examples include 'The police charged him with obstructing justice.' and 'The tree obstructs the view of the lake.'