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block (n):
the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
Related Words: ing
block (n):
a platform from which an auctioneer sells
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they put their paintings on the block
block (n):
a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
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the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
block (n):
housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
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there is a block of classrooms in the west wing
block (n):
an obstruction in a pipe or tube
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we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
Related Words: age
block (n):
a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
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the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked
block (n):
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
block (n):
an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension
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I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block
block (n):
a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
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he reserved a large block of seats.
he held a large block of the company's stock
block (n):
a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
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he lives in the next block
block (n):
(computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted
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since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably
block (n):
a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
Related Words: cube
block (v):
prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
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Blocked funds.
Freeze the assets of this hostile government

Related Words: freeze
block (v):
shape into a block or blocks
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block the graphs so one can see the results clearly
block (v):
shape by using a block
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Block a hat.
block a garment
block (v):
be unable to remember
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I'm drawing a blank.
You are blocking the name of your first wife!

Related Words: forget
block (v):
interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
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Jam the Voice of America.
block the signals emitted by this station

Related Word: jam
block (v):
impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
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block an attack
Related Words: parry
block (v):
support, secure, or raise with a block
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block a plate for printing.
block the wheels of a car
block (v):
block passage through
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obstruct the path
Related Words: impedeobstructobturateocclude
block (v):
render unsuitable for passage
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block the way.
barricade the streets.
stop the busy road

Related Words: barbarricadeadestop
block (v):
obstruct
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My nose is all stuffed.
Her arteries are blocked

Related Words: stuff
block (v):
stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
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block the book cover
block (v):
run on a block system
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block trains
block (v):
shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
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The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage.
The trees obstruct my view of the mountains
block (v):
interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia
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block a nerve.
block a muscle
block (v):
hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
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His brother blocked him at every turn
Related Words: hinderobstructstymie
block (v):
stop from happening or developing
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Block his election.
Halt the process

Related Words: haltstop
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Even a worm will turn


Everybody will revolt if driven too far. Even the lowest of animals will revolt and hit back at some point. Even a worm, the simplest of animals, will defend itself.


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