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block - Dictionary definition and meaning for word block

Definition
(noun) a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
Example Sentence
  • the pyramids were built with large stone blocks

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(noun) a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
Synonyms : city block
Example Sentence
  • he lives in the next block

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(noun) a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
Synonyms : cube

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(noun) a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
Example Sentence
  • he reserved a large block of seats
  • he held a large block of the company's stock

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(noun) housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
Example Sentence
  • there is a block of classrooms in the west wing

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(noun) (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted
Example Sentence
  • since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably

Definition
(noun) an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension
Synonyms : mental block
Example Sentence
  • I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block

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(noun) a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope
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(noun) a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
Example Sentence
  • the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked

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(noun) an obstruction in a pipe or tube
Synonyms : blockage , closure , occlusion , stop , stoppage
Example Sentence
  • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

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(noun) a platform from which an auctioneer sells
Synonyms : auction block
Example Sentence
  • they put their paintings on the block

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(noun) the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
Synonyms : blocking

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(verb) render unsuitable for passage
Synonyms : bar , barricade , block off , block up , blockade , stop
Example Sentence
  • block the way
  • barricade the streets
  • stop the busy road

Definition
(verb) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
Synonyms : blockade , embarrass , hinder , obstruct , stymie , stymy
Example Sentence
  • His brother blocked him at every turn

Definition
(verb) stop from happening or developing
Synonyms : halt , kibosh , stop
Example Sentence
  • Block his election
  • Halt the process

Definition
(verb) interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
Synonyms : jam
Example Sentence
  • Jam the Voice of America
  • block the signals emitted by this station

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(verb) run on a block system
Example Sentence
  • block trains

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(verb) interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia
Example Sentence
  • block a nerve
  • block a muscle

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(verb) shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
Synonyms : obstruct
Example Sentence
  • The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage
  • The trees obstruct my view of the mountains

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(verb) stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
Example Sentence
  • block the book cover

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(verb) obstruct
Synonyms : choke up , lug , stuff
Example Sentence
  • My nose is all stuffed
  • Her arteries are blocked

Definition
(verb) block passage through
Synonyms : close up , impede , jam , obstruct , obturate , occlude
Example Sentence
  • obstruct the path

Definition
(verb) support, secure, or raise with a block
Example Sentence
  • block a plate for printing
  • block the wheels of a car

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(verb) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
Synonyms : deflect , parry
Example Sentence
  • block an attack

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(verb) be unable to remember
Synonyms : blank out , draw a blank , forget
Example Sentence
  • I'm drawing a blank
  • You are blocking the name of your first wife!

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(verb) shape by using a block
Example Sentence
  • Block a hat
  • block a garment

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(verb) shape into a block or blocks
Example Sentence
  • block the graphs so one can see the results clearly

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(verb) prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
Synonyms : freeze , immobilise , immobilize
Example Sentence
  • Blocked funds
  • Freeze the assets of this hostile government

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