Keep and Obstruct


Keep verb - To keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression).
Usage example: at least try to keep your temper during the holiday meal

Obstruct is a synonym for keep in delay topic. In some cases you can use "Obstruct" instead a verb "Keep", when it comes to topics like prevent.

Nearby Words: keeping, keeper


Obstruct verb - To create difficulty for the work or activity of.

Keep is a synonym for obstruct. Sometimes you can use "Keep" instead a verb "Obstruct".

Common collocations

relationship keep relationship obstruct relationship
team keep team obstruct team
way keep way obstruct way
face keep face obstruct face
Other words: characters, ship, players, enemies.

Both words in one sentence

  • That One Level / Super Monkey Ball A bunch of bananas keep appearing in front of you, and a bunch of letters from the credits fall down to obstruct your attempts to get the bananas.
  • In the Legends of Dune prequel, The Machine Crusade, a village of Zenshiites on the planet IV Anbus decide to obstruct the plans of a group of League soldiers, trying to keep a mechanized army from passing through their canyon village on its way to the capital.
  • Wasteland Elder But when that ship finally arrives, Benteen is less than willing to give up his position of leadership and authority, and tries to obstruct the efforts of the rescuers and keep them from taking "his people" back to Earth.
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