To block or fill (a passage) with obstacles or an obstacle. See Synonyms at block. (verb)
To impede, retard, or interfere with; hinder: obstructed my progress. (verb)
To get in the way of so as to hide from sight. (verb)
Examples of word obstruct
Obviously, the Republicans 'desire to obstruct is not based on concerns about qualifications, or, in some cases, even ideology.
And the only reason why the Republican Party has been able to obstruct is because of the filibuster (more accurately, Senate rules, but close enough.).
The first thing they do after getting back the full power to obstruct is Shelby shaking down Obama for billions?
But he goes on, — “The apostle advanceth towards his proposed end, and adds, ‘Those whom he called, them he also justified,’ or decreed to justify, in case the called obstruct him not in his way, or by their unbelief render not themselves incapable of justification.”
The apostle advanceth towards his proposed end, and addeth, ‘Those whom he called, them he also justified;’ that is, according to our last exposition of the word ‘called,’ he hath purposed or decreed to justify, — to wit, in case the called obstruct him not in his way, or by their unbelief render not themselves incapable of justification.