Hold back and Obstruct

Hold back

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Hold back verb – To create difficulty for the work or activity of.
Usage example: the only thing holding Joe back from joining the swim team is lack of transportation

Obstruct is a synonym for hold back in hinder topic. In some cases you can use "Obstruct" instead a verb "Hold back", when it comes to topics like dam, impede.
Synonyms for Hold back

Obstruct

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Obstruct verb – To create difficulty for the work or activity of.
Usage example: this would go much faster if you would stop obstructing me with your constant interruptions

Hold back is a synonym for obstruct in impede topic. You can use "Hold back" instead a verb "Obstruct", if it concerns topics such as hinder, help, dam.
Nearby Words: obstruction, obstructive, obstructing
Synonyms for Obstruct
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