closing (part of speech: verb)
prohibiting (part of speech: verb)
hindering (part of speech: verb)
entrapping, congesting, frustrating, miring, impeding, clogging, braking, burdening, constraining, bottleneck, fettering, staying, plugging, obstructing, bottlenecking, baffling, tangling, crippling, entangling, restricting, snagging, restraining, stopping, complicating, barring, delaying, resisting, bunging, deterring, hindering, inhibiting, checking, snarling, handicapping, encumbering, jamming, cramping, thwarting, catching, opposing, detaining, choking, dragging, paralyzing, burdensome, curbing, hamstringing, interrupting, constipating, damming, hampering, countering, fouling, impairing, crimping
- With dismay Bansemer noticed that those to whom his attention had been attracted were blocking his way to the doors; escape was out of the question. - "Jane Cable", George Barr McCutcheon.
- So that the little party at the table was quite an object of interest, not only to those others who were dining at the time, but also to a great many ordinary passengers who practically were blocking the entrance to the restaurant in order to obtain a glimpse of the foreigners. - "The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon", José Maria Gordon.
- Mithridates had hemmed in the Kyzikeni with ten camps on the land side, and towards the sea with his ships, by blocking up the narrow channel which separates the city from the mainland, and thus he was besieging them on both sides. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume II", Aubrey Stewart & George Long.