how to pronounce obstruct


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obstruct is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of obstruct in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… was an effort to obstruct I took it as a …”

meanings of obstruct


  1. To get in the way of so as to hide from sight.
  2. To impede, retard, or interfere with; hinder.
  3. To block or fill (a passage) with obstacles or an obstacle. See synonyms at block.

obstruct frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word obstruct occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics obstruct can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that obstruct can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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