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obstructionob‧struc‧tion /əbˈstrʌkʃən/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]PREVENT when something blocks a road, passage, tube etc, or the thing that blocks it syn blockage an operation to remove an obstruction from her throat Police can remove a vehicle that is causing an obstruction.obstruction of an unlawful obstruction of the highway2 [uncountable]PREVENTDELAY when someone or something prevents or delays a legal or political processobstruction of the obstruction of vital legislation He was found guilty of obstruction of justice.3 DS[uncountable] an offence in football, hockey etc in which a player gets between an opponent and the ball
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obstructionThey found an obstruction in one of the major arteries leading to the brain.He died of a bowel obstruction.It involved another Down's baby, a girl called Alexandra, who required a life-saving operation to remove an intestinal obstruction.More obstruction calls mean more power plays, which will lead to an increase in scoring.The extradition attempts on charges of obstruction of justice failed primarily because of allegations of the torture of witnesses.Do not land behind or close to another glider or obstruction.Charsky catapulted into a rocky obstruction after tumbling a thousand feet or so.Later we discovered she had hit some obstruction and lost an engine - hence her strange behaviour.causing an obstructionSurely this would be the ideal place to locate these stall holders - still in the town centre but not causing obstructions.obstruction of justiceHaldeman, Ehrlichman, Dean and others served prison sentences for conspiracy and obstruction of justice.Yeoman also was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.A seventh Army drill sergeant at Aberdeen was charged Tuesday with rape, extortion, obstruction of justice and other offenses.The extradition attempts on charges of obstruction of justice failed primarily because of allegations of the torture of witnesses.But the investigation has widened to include possible obstruction of justice and other questionable acts.In the Watergate scandal, obstruction of justice was number one in the articles of impeachment approved by the House Judiciary Committee.More serious politically is the police recommendation that Mr Netanyahu also be charged with obstruction of justice.Kane could be charged with obstruction of justice for refusing to cooperate with authorities.
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