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Definition of Block
Noun: block blók
- A solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
"the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
- A rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
"he lives in the next block";
- city block
- A three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
- A number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
"he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"
- Housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
"there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
- (computing) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted
"since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms 'block' and 'sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"
- An inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension
"I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block";
- mental block
- 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
- pulley, pulley-block, pulley block
- A metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
"the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked";
- engine block, cylinder block
- An obstruction in a pipe or tube
"we had to call a plumber to clear out the block in the drainpipe";
- blockage, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage
- A platform from which an auctioneer sells
"they put their paintings on the block";
- auction block
- The act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
- Render unsuitable for passage
"block the way"; "block off the streets"; "block up the streets";
- barricade, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar
- Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
"His brother blocked him at every turn";
- obstruct, blockade, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass
- Prevent from happening or developing
"Block his election";
- stop, halt, kibosh
- Interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
"block the signals emitted by this station";
- Run on a block system
- Interrupt the normal function of by means of anaesthesia
"block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
- Shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
"The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage";
- Stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
"block the book cover"
"Her arteries are blocked";
- stuff, lug, choke up
- Block passage through
"block the path";
- obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, close up
- Support, secure, or raise with a block
"block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
- Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
"block an attack";
- parry, deflect
- Be unable to remember
"You are blocking the name of your first wife!";
- forget, blank out, draw a blank, disremember
- Shape by using a block
"Block a hat"; "block a garment"
- Shape into a block or blocks
"block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
- Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
- freeze, immobilize, immobilise [Brit]
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