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block

 
Noun block has 12 senses
  1. block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
    --1 is a kind of
    artifact, artefact
    --1 has particulars:
     anvil; briquette, briquet; cake, bar; chock, wedge; chopping block; crosshead; cube, square block; domino; ingot, metal bar, block of metal; nog; nut; pad, inkpad, inking pad, stamp pad; slab; starting block; step; swage block; type
  2. block, city block - a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block"
    --2 is a kind of area, country
  3. block, cube - a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
    --3 is a kind of solid
    --3 has particulars: goldbrick
    Derived form: verb block14
  4. block - 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"
    --4 is a kind of
    collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
  5. block - housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
    --5 is a kind of
    housing, lodging, living accommodations
    --5 has particulars: cellblock, ward; ward, hospital ward
  6. block - (computer science) 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"
    --6 is a kind of
    computer memory unit
    --6 has part: sector
    --6 has particulars: bad block
  7. block, mental block - 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"
    --7 is a kind of inability
    --7 has particulars: writer's block
    Derived form: verb block13
  8. pulley, pulley-block, 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
    --8 is a kind of machine, simple machine
    --8 is a part of block and tackle
    --8 has particulars:
     bollock, bullock block; fairlead; idle pulley, idler pulley, idle wheel
  9. engine block, cylinder block, block - a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"
    --9 is a kind of cast, casting
    --9 is a part of internal-combustion engine, ICE; reciprocating engine
    --9 has parts: cylinder, piston chamber
  10. blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
    --10 is a kind of obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
    --10 has particulars:
     breechblock, breech closer; plug, stopper, stopple; vapor lock, vapour lock
    Derived form: verb block9
  11. auction block, block - a platform from which an auctioneer sells; "they put their paintings on the block"
    --11 is a kind of platform
  12. blocking, block, interference - (American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body; "he threw a rolling block into the line backer"
    --12 is a kind of obstruction
    --12 has particulars: trap block
    Derived form: verb block12
Verb block has 16 senses
  1. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
    --1 is one way to obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
    Derived forms: noun blockage3, noun blocking1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
    --2 is one way to prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
    Derived forms: noun blockage1, noun blockage3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. stop, halt, block, kibosh - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
    --3 is one way to prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
    Derived form: noun blockage3
    Sample sentence:
    They block him from writing the letter
  4. jam, block - interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
    --4 is one way to interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. block - run on a block system; "block trains"
    --5 is one way to
    operate, run
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. block - interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
    --6 is one way to
    anesthetize, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anaesthetise, put to sleep, put under, put out
    Derived form: noun blocker2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. obstruct, block - shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
    --7 is one way to hide, conceal
    Derived form: noun blockage3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  8. block - stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"
    --8 is one way to
    emboss, boss, stamp
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. stuff, lug, choke up, block - obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
    --9 is one way to clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul
    Derived forms: noun block10, noun blockage2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
    --10 is one way to impede, hinder
    Derived form: noun blocking1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  11. block - support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
    --11 is one way to
    hold, support, sustain, hold up
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. parry, block, deflect - impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
    --12 is one way to fence
    Derived forms: noun blocker1, noun block12, noun blockage3, noun blocking1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  13. forget, block, blank out, draw a blank - be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"
    Derived form: noun block7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    => Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s somebody
    => Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  14. block - shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
    --14 is one way to
    shape, form
    Derived form: noun block3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  15. block - shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
    --15 is one way to
    shape, form
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  16. freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise - prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
    --16 is one way to withhold, keep back
    Antonyms: unblock, unfreeze, free, release
    Sample sentence:
    They block the money
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