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block

 (blŏk)
n.
1.
a. A solid piece of a hard substance, such as wood, having one or more flat sides.
b. Such a piece used as a construction member or as a support.
c. Such a piece upon which chopping or cutting is done: a butcher's block.
d. Such a piece upon which persons are beheaded.
e. One of a set of small wooden or plastic pieces, such as a cube, bar, or cylinder, used as a building toy.
f. Printing A large amount of text.
g. Sports A starting block.
2. A stand from which articles are displayed and sold at an auction: Many priceless antiques went on the block.
3. A mold or form on which an item is shaped or displayed: a hat block.
4. A substance, such as wood or stone, that has been prepared for engraving.
5.
a. A pulley or a system of pulleys set in a casing.
b. An engine block.
6. A bloc.
7. A set of like items, such as shares of stock, sold or handled as a unit.
8. A group of four or more unseparated postage stamps forming a rectangle.
9. Canadian A group of townships in an unsurveyed area.
10.
a. A usually rectangular section of a city or town bounded on each side by consecutive streets.
b. A segment of a street bounded by consecutive cross streets and including its buildings and inhabitants.
11. A large building divided into separate units, such as apartments.
12. A length of railroad track controlled by signals.
13. Something that obstructs; an obstacle: The disabled car formed a block in traffic.
14. The act of preventing someone or something from advancing, passing, or progressing, as:
a. Sports An act of bodily obstruction, as of a player or the ball.
b. Football An act of legally using one's body to obstruct or move a defensive player so that a player in possession of the ball may advance downfield, pass, or otherwise execute an offensive play.
15. Medicine Interruption or obstruction of a physiological function: nerve block.
16. Psychology A sudden cessation of speech or a thought process without an immediate observable cause, sometimes considered a consequence of repression. Also called mental block.
17. Slang The human head: threatened to knock my block off.
v. blocked, block·ing, blocks
v.tr.
1.
a. To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct: block traffic; mud that blocked the pipe.
b. To prevent from happening, succeeding, or progressing: blocked every attempt to reform the rules.
c. To shut out from view: a curtain blocking the stage.
d. To stop the passage of (a motion or bill) in a legislative assembly.
e. Sports To prevent or slow the movement of (an opponent) by using one's body, as by making a block in football.
f. Sports To stop or deflect (a ball or puck) by using one's body.
g. Medicine To interrupt or obstruct the functioning of (a physiological process), especially by the use of drugs.
h. Psychology To fail to remember.
2. To support, strengthen, or retain in place by means of a block.
3. To shape, mold, or form with or on a block: block a hat.
4. To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out: block out a plan of action; block out stage movements.
5. To run (trains) on a block system.
v.intr.
1. Sports
a. To obstruct the movement of an opponent by using one's body.
b. To stop or deflect a ball or puck by using one's body.
2. To suffer a mental block. Often used with on: I blocked on his name.
Phrasal Verb:
block out
1. To cover over so as to be illegible: block out sensitive information from a document before releasing it.
2. To repress (a traumatic event, for example) from conscious memory.
Idioms:
go on the block
To be offered for sale.
out of the blocks
From a starting position, as in a race or contest: The company has in the past been slow out of the blocks to adapt to consumer tastes.
put on the block
To offer for sale.

[Middle English blok, from Old French bloc, from Middle Dutch.]

block′er n.
Synonyms: block, hide1, obscure, obstruct, screen, shroud
These verbs mean to cut off from sight: a tree that blocked the view; a road hidden by brush; mist that obscured the mountain peak; skyscrapers obstructing the sky; a fence that screens the alley; a face shrouded by a heavy veil.

block

(blɒk)
n
1. (Building) a large solid piece of wood, stone, or other material with flat rectangular sides, as for use in building
2. any large solid piece of wood, stone, etc, usually having at least one face fairly flat
3. such a piece on which particular tasks may be done, as chopping, cutting, or beheading
4. Also called: building block one of a set of wooden or plastic cubes as a child's toy
5. a form on which things are shaped or displayed: a wig block.
6. slang a person's head (esp in the phrase knock someone's block off)
7. do one's block slang Austral and NZ to become angry
8. a dull, unemotional, or hardhearted person
9. (Civil Engineering) a large building of offices, flats, etc
10. (Civil Engineering)
a. a group of buildings in a city bounded by intersecting streets on each side
b. the area or distance between such intersecting streets
11. Austral and NZ an area of land for a house, farm, etc
12. Austral and NZ a log, usually a willow, fastened to a timber base and used in a wood-chopping competition
13. (Sociology) an area of land, esp one to be divided for building or settling
14. (Automotive Engineering) See cylinder block
15. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a piece of wood, metal, or other material having an engraved, cast, or carved design in relief, used either for printing or for stamping book covers, etc
b. Brit a letterpress printing plate, esp one mounted type-high on wood or metal
16. (Mechanical Engineering) a casing housing one or more freely rotating pulleys. See also block and tackle
17. (Commerce) on the block chiefly US and Canadian up for auction
18. the act of obstructing or condition of being obstructed, as in sports
19. an obstruction or hindrance
20. (Pathology) pathol
a. interference in the normal physiological functioning of an organ or part
21. (Psychology) psychol a short interruption of perceptual or thought processes
22. obstruction of an opponent in a sport
23. (Commerce)
a. a section or quantity, as of tickets or shares, handled or considered as a single unit
b. (as modifier): a block booking; block voting.
24. (Railways)
a. a stretch of railway in which only one train may travel at a time
b. (as modifier): a block signal.
25. (Philately) an unseparated group of four or more postage stamps. Compare strip13
26. a pad of paper
27. (Computer Science) computing a group of words treated as a unit of data on a tape, disk, etc
28. (Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics short for starting block
29. (Cricket) cricket a mark made near the popping crease by a batsman to indicate his position in relation to the wicket
30. a chip off the old block informal a person who resembles one of his or her parents in behaviour
vb (mainly tr)
31. to shape or form (something) into a block
32. (General Engineering) to fit with or mount on a block
33. (Crafts) to shape by use of a block: to block a hat.
34. (often foll by up) to obstruct (a passage, channel, etc) or prevent or impede the motion or flow of (something or someone) by introducing an obstacle: to block the traffic; to block up a pipe.
35. to impede, retard, or prevent (an action, procedure, etc)
36. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to stamp (a title, design, etc) on (a book cover, etc) by means of a block (see sense 12), esp using gold leaf or other foil
37. (Economics) (esp of a government or central bank) to limit the use or conversion of assets or currency
38. (also intr) sport to obstruct or impede movement by (an opponent)
39. (Psychology) (intr) to suffer a psychological block
40. (Physiology) to interrupt a physiological function, as by use of an anaesthetic
41. (Cricket) (also intr) cricket to play (a ball) defensively
[C14: from Old French bloc, from Dutch blok; related to Old High German bloh]
ˈblocker n

block

(blɒk)
n.
1. a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usu. with one or more flat or approximately flat faces.
2. a hollow masonry building unit of cement, terra cotta, etc.
3. one of a set of cube-shaped pieces used as a child's toy in building.
4. a mold or piece on which something is shaped or kept in shape.
5. a piece of wood used in the art of making woodcuts or wood engravings.
6. a stump or other structure on which a condemned person is beheaded.
7. a platform for an auctioneer.
9. a part enclosing one or more freely rotating, grooved pulleys, about which ropes or chains pass to form a hoisting or hauling tackle.
10. an obstacle, obstruction, or hindrance.
11. a stoppage in or difficulty in proceeding with mental processes, speech, or writing: a mental block; writer's block.
13. Sports. a hindering of an opponent or an opponent's play.
14. a quantity, portion, or section taken as a unit or dealt with at one time: a block of theater tickets.
15. a small section of a city, town, etc., enclosed by neighboring and intersecting streets.
16. the length of one side of such a section: to walk two blocks.
17. a large building divided into separate apartments, offices, shops, etc.
18. a group of computer data stored and processed as a unit.
19. the base on which a printing plate is mounted to make it type-high.
20. any of the short lengths into which a railroad track is divided for signaling purposes.
21. a group of four or more unseparated stamps not in a strip.
22. Slang a person's head.
v.t.
23. to obstruct by placing obstacles in the way: to block one's exit.
24. to fit with blocks; mount on a block.
25. to shape or prepare on or as if on a block: to block a sweater.
26. to plot stage movements of or for (often followed by out).
27. to mark off (a portion of text or data) for moving, deleting, printing, etc., as in word processing.
28. to stop the passage of impulses in (a nerve).
29. Sports.
a. to obstruct or impede (an opposing player) by physical contact.
b. to deflect (an opponent's pass, kick, or shot) during play.
v.i.
30. Sports. to obstruct an opposing player physically or deflect an opponent's pass, kick, or shot.
31. to block a play, performer, scene, stage, etc.
32. to suffer a block.
Idioms:
on the block, for sale at auction.
[1275–1325; Middle English blok log, stump (< Middle French bloc) < Middle Dutch blok]
block′a•ble, adj.

Block

(blɒk)

n.

block

- Derives from Middle Dutch blok, "tree trunk."
See also related terms for tree trunk.

Block

 a quantity, number, or a section of something; a large quantity of anything dealt with at once, in a mass, wholesale; a group of houses or a building consisting of flats.
Examples: blocks of bonds; of flats; of shares.

block


Past participle: blocked
Gerund: blocking

Imperative
block
block
Present
I block
you block
he/she/it blocks
we block
you block
they block
Preterite
I blocked
you blocked
he/she/it blocked
we blocked
you blocked
they blocked
Present Continuous
I am blocking
you are blocking
he/she/it is blocking
we are blocking
you are blocking
they are blocking
Present Perfect
I have blocked
you have blocked
he/she/it has blocked
we have blocked
you have blocked
they have blocked
Past Continuous
I was blocking
you were blocking
he/she/it was blocking
we were blocking
you were blocking
they were blocking
Past Perfect
I had blocked
you had blocked
he/she/it had blocked
we had blocked
you had blocked
they had blocked
Future
I will block
you will block
he/she/it will block
we will block
you will block
they will block
Future Perfect
I will have blocked
you will have blocked
he/she/it will have blocked
we will have blocked
you will have blocked
they will have blocked
Future Continuous
I will be blocking
you will be blocking
he/she/it will be blocking
we will be blocking
you will be blocking
they will be blocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blocking
you have been blocking
he/she/it has been blocking
we have been blocking
you have been blocking
they have been blocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blocking
you will have been blocking
he/she/it will have been blocking
we will have been blocking
you will have been blocking
they will have been blocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blocking
you had been blocking
he/she/it had been blocking
we had been blocking
you had been blocking
they had been blocking
Conditional
I would block
you would block
he/she/it would block
we would block
you would block
they would block
Past Conditional
I would have blocked
you would have blocked
he/she/it would have blocked
we would have blocked
you would have blocked
they would have blocked

block

Segment of a match played to an agreed point requirement—usually 150 in title matches.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
anvil - a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering
briquet, briquette - a block made from charcoal or coal dust and burned as fuel
cake, bar - a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate"
chock, wedge - a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
chopping block - a steady wooden block on which food can be cut or diced or wood can be split
crosshead - metal block that connects to a piston; it slides on parallel guides and moves a connecting rod back and forth
square block, cube - a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube
domino - a small rectangular block used in playing the game of dominoes; the face of each block has two equal areas that can bear 0 to 6 dots
block of metal, ingot, metal bar - metal that is cast in the shape of a block for convenient handling
nog - a wooden block built into a masonry wall so that joinery structure can be nailed to it
nut - a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
inking pad, inkpad, stamp pad, pad - a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp
slab - block consisting of a thick piece of something
starting block - block providing bracing for a runner's feet at start of a race
step - a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
swage block - an iron block cut with holes and grooves to assist in cold working metal
type - a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper; "he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
2.block - a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildingsblock - a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block"
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
3.block - a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sidesblock - a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
goldbrick - a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
solid - a three-dimensional shape
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"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
5.block - housing in a large building that is divided into separate unitsblock - housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
cellblock, ward - a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed
hospital ward, ward - block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care; "they put her in a 4-bed ward"
6.block - (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permittedblock - (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"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
sector - the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes
bad block - (computer science) a block (usually one sector) that cannot reliably hold data
7.block - an inability to remember or think of something you normally can doblock - 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"
inability - lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
writer's block - an inability to write; "he had writer's block; the words wouldn't come"
8.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 ropeblock - 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 and tackle - pulley blocks with associated rope or cable
bullock block, bollock - a pulley-block at the head of a topmast
fairlead - a pulley-block used to guide a rope forming part of a ship's rigging to avoid chafing
idle pulley, idle wheel, idler pulley - a pulley on a shaft that presses against a guide belt to guide or tighten it
simple machine, machine - a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
9.block - a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engineblock - a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"
casting, cast - object formed by a mold
piston chamber, cylinder - a chamber within which piston moves
internal-combustion engine, ICE - a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
reciprocating engine - an internal-combustion engine in which the crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down in cylinders
10.block - an obstruction in a pipe or tubeblock - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
breech closer, breechblock - a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
impedimenta, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment - any structure that makes progress difficult
plug, stopple, stopper - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
vapor lock, vapour lock - a stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)
11.block - a platform from which an auctioneer sellsblock - a platform from which an auctioneer sells; "they put their paintings on the block"
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
12.block - the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movementsblock - the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
obstruction - getting in someone's way
interference - (American football) blocking a player's path with your body; "he ran interference for the quarterback"
trap block - (American football) an illegal block
parry - (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword
Verb1.block - render unsuitable for passageblock - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
obturate, occlude, close up, impede, obstruct, jam, block - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
block off, close off, shut off - block off the passage through; "We shut off the valve"
close - bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
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"
2.block - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
stonewall - obstruct or hinder any discussion; "Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation"; "When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
filibuster - obstruct deliberately by delaying
check - block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
hang - prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
bottleneck - slow down or impede by creating an obstruction; "His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"
3.block - stop from happening or developingblock - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
embargo - prevent commerce; "The U.S. embargoes Libya"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
stay - stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order"
4.block - interfere with or prevent the reception of signalsblock - interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
cut off, disrupt, interrupt, break up - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
barrage jam - jam an entire frequency spectrum; "During the Cold War, the Soviets routinely barrage jammed to interfere with transmissions from the West"
point jam - jam a narrow band of frequencies; "We can counter point-jamming effectively"
spot jam - jam a single frequency; "This operator is spot-jammed"
blanket jam - jam a broad spectrum of frequencies to affect all communications in the area except for directional antenna communications
5.block - run on a block system; "block trains"
operate, run - direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
6.block - interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesiablock - interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
anaesthetise, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anesthetize, put under, put out - administer an anesthetic drug to; "The patient must be anesthetized before the operation"; "anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth"
7.block - shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sightblock - 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"
barricade, block, block up, blockade, block off, bar, stop - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
conceal, hide - prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
8.block - stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a blockblock - stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"
boss, emboss, stamp - raise in a relief; "embossed stationery"
9.block - obstructblock - obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
clog, clog up, congest, choke off, foul, back up, choke - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
10.block - block passage throughblock - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
block off, blockade - obstruct access to
barricado, barricade - block off with barricades
barricade - prevent access to by barricading; "The street where the President lives is always barricaded"
asphyxiate, suffocate, stifle, choke - impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
tie up - restrain from moving or operating normally; "Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"
dam, dam up - obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; "dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"
block out, screen - prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight"
earth up, land up - block with earth, as after a landslide
barricade, block, block up, blockade, block off, bar, stop - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
clog, clog up, congest, choke off, foul, back up, choke - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
hinder, impede - be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"
11.block - support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
hold up, support, sustain, hold - be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
12.block - impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)block - impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
fence - fight with fencing swords
13.block - be unable to rememberblock - be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"
slip one's mind, slip - pass out of one's memory
14.block - shape by using a blockblock - shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
15.block - shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
16.block - prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
withhold, keep back - hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"
unfreeze, unblock, release, free - make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"

block

noun
1. building, group, group, complex, tower, edifice blocks of council flats
2. piece, bar, square, mass, cake, brick, lump, chunk, cube, hunk, nugget, ingot a block of ice
3. batch, group, lot, collection, quantity, bunch Those booking a block of seats get them at reduced rates.
verb
1. obstruct, close, stop, cut off, plug, choke, clog, shut off, stop up, bung up (informal) When the shrimp farm is built it will block the stream.
obstruct open, clear, unblock, unclog
2. obscure, bar, cut off, interrupt, obstruct, get in the way of, shut off a row of spruce trees that blocked his view
3. shut off, stop, bar, cut off, head off, hamper, obstruct, get in the way of The police officer blocked his path.
4. prevent, stop, check, bar, frustrate, foil, thwart, obstruct, forestall, nip in the bud All attempts to complain to his superiors were blocked.
prevent support, further, aid, push, advance, promote, foster, facilitate, expedite, lend support to
5. deflect, parry, repel, intercept, rebuff, repulse, obstruct The goalie blocked two shots.
block something in hem in, surround, confine, enclose, shut in, hedge in Our cars get blocked in.
block something out
1. remove, eradicate, excise, obliterate, efface, blot out, expunge I had to block the thought out of my mind.
2. cover, block, cloud, shade, mask, conceal, eclipse, overshadow, cloak, shroud, adumbrate, befog, bedim Thick fog blocked out the daylight.
block something up clog (up), jam (up), stop up, bung up, congest Powdering a sweaty nose will only block up the pores.

block

noun
1. Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage:
2. Slang. The uppermost part of the body:
Slang: bean, conk, dome, noggin, noodle, nut.
verb
1. To stop or prevent passage of:
Idiom: be in the way of.
2. To plug up something, as a hole, space, or container:
3. To cut off from sight.Also used with out:
phrasal verb
block in or out
To draw up a preliminary plan or version of:
Translations
blokblokovatobstrukcepřekážkašpalek
blokblokerekarréklodsskærebræt
sulkutukkiakorttelikuutiolohkare
לחסוםלסנן
blokblokiratiprepreka
háztömbirodaházútakadály
hindrahindrun; vegatálmihúsaröî sem afmarkast af fjórum götumhúsasamstæîakjöthögg, fjalhögg
ふさぐブロック閉塞物
덩어리막다벽돌장애물
blokadablokuotibukagalvisdidžioji spausdintinė raidėkamštis
aizkavētaizsprostojumsaizsprostotbloķētbluķis
klátkváder
blokblokiratikladakockazapora
blockerakvarterklossknoppskalle
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block

[blɒk]
A. N
1. [of stone] → bloque m; [of wood] → zoquete m, tarugo m; (for paving) → adoquín m; (butcher's, executioner's) → tajo m; (= toy) (also building block) → cubo m; [of brake] → zapata f; [of cylinder] → bloque m
on the block (US) → con dinero contante y sonante, a tocateja (Sp)
see also chip
2. (= building) → bloque m (esp US) (= group of buildings) → manzana f, cuadra f (LAm)
block of flats (Brit) → bloque m de pisos (Sp), edificio m de departamentos (LAm)
to walk around the blockdar la vuelta a la manzana
three blocks from here (esp US) → a tres manzanas de aquí
3. (= section) [of tickets, stamps] → serie f
block of seatsgrupo m de asientos
block of sharespaquete m de acciones
4. (= blockage) (in pipe, gen) → atasco m (Med) → bloqueo m
writer's blockbloqueo m de escritor
to have a mental blocktener un bloqueo mental
5. (Brit) (Typ) → molde m; (= writing pad) → bloc m
6. (Sport) blocks (also starting blocks) → tacos mpl de salida
to be first/last off the blocksser el más rápido/lento en la salida (fig) → ser el más/menos madrugador
7. (Comput) → bloque m
8. (= head) to knock sb's block offromper la crisma a algn
B. VT
1. (= obstruct) [+ road, gangway] → bloquear; [+ traffic, progress] → estorbar, impedir; [+ pipe] → obstruir (Parl) [+ bill] → bloquear (Comm) [+ account] → bloquear (Sport) → bloquear, parar
to block sb's waycerrar el paso a algn
he stopped in the doorway, blocking her viewse paró en la entrada, tapándole la vista
am I blocking your view?¿te estoy tapando?
the road is blocked in four placesel camino está cortado en cuatro lugares
"road blocked"cerrado (por obras)
my nose is blockedtengo la nariz taponada
2. (Comput) → agrupar
C. VI (Sport) → bloquear, parar
D. CPD block and tackle N (Tech) → aparejo m de poleas
block booking Nreserva f en bloque
block capitals NPL(letras fpl) mayúsculas fpl
in block capitalsen mayúsculas, en letra or caracteres de imprenta
block diagram Ndiagrama m de bloques
block grant Nsubvención f en bloque
block letters NPL = block capitals block release N (Brit) (Scol) → exención f por estudios
block vote Nvoto m por representación
block in VT + ADV (= sketch roughly) → esbozar
block off VT + ADV [+ road etc] → cortar; (accidentally) → bloquear
block out VT + ADV
1. (= suppress) [+ thought, idea] → desechar, apartar de la mente
2. (= obscure) [+ light] → tapar; (= erase) → borrar
3. (= sketch roughly) [+ scheme, design] → esbozar
block up VT + ADV
1. (= obstruct) [+ passage] → obstruir; [+ pipe] → atascar
my nose is all blocked uptengo la nariz taponada
2. (= fill in) [+ gap] → cerrar

block

[ˈblɒk]
n
(= large building) → immeuble m
He lives in our block → Il habite dans notre immeuble.
3 blocks from here → à trois rues d'ici
a block of flats → un immeuble
(= several buildings) → pâté m (de maisons)
(= piece) [ice] → bloc m; [wood] → bille f, tronçon m
(also butcher's block) → billot m
to lay one's head on the block, to put one's head on the block → mettre sa tête sur le billot
[tickets] → série f
(= blockage) (in pipes)obstruction f
(= psychological problem) mental block → blocage m
to have a mental block about sth → faire un blocage (psychologique) sur qch
(= toy) → cube m
block and tackle (TECHNICAL)palan m
vt
[+ way, entrance, view] → bloquer
to block sb's way → barrer le passage à qn, barrer la route à qn
[+ legislation, agreement, imports] → bloquer
(COMPUTING)grouper, sélectionner
block off
vt (= close) → boucher, condamner
block out
vt [+ memories] → refouler
block up
vt [+ hole, ventilator, sink] → boucher
vise boucher

block

n
Block m, → Klotz m; (= executioner’s block)Richtblock m; (= engine block)Motorblock m; blocks (= toys)(Bau)klötze pl; huge ugly blocks of concreteriesige, hässliche Betonklötze; to be sent to/to go to the blockdem Henker überantwortet werden/vor den Henker treten; to put or lay one’s head on the block (fig)Kopf und Kragen riskieren
(= building)Block m; block of flats (Brit) → Wohnblock m; to take a stroll round the blockeinen Spaziergang um den Block machen; she lived in the next block/three blocks from us (esp US) → sie wohnte im nächsten Block/drei Blocks or Straßen weiter
(= division of seats)Block m
(= obstruction, in pipe, Med) → Verstopfung f; (mental) → geistige Sperre (→ about in Bezug auf +acc), → Mattscheibe f (inf); I’ve a mental block about itda habe ich totale Mattscheibe (inf)
(Comput) → Block m
(of tickets, shares)Block m
(inf: = head) to knock somebody’s block offjdm eins überziehen (inf)
(usu pl: also starting block) → Startblock m; to be first off the (starting) blocks (fig)als Erster aus den Startlöchern kommen; new kid on the block (inf)Neuling m, → Newcomer m (inf)
(in ballet shoe) → Spitzenverstärkung f; (= ballet shoe)spitzenverstärkter Ballettschuh
(Typ) → Druckstock m
vt
road, harbour, wheel, deal, move, saleblockieren; plans alsoim Wege stehen (+dat); traffic also, progressaufhalten; pipeverstopfen; (Ftbl) one’s opponentblocken; ballstoppen; to block somebody’s way/viewjdm den Weg/die Sicht versperren
creditsperren
(Comput) → blocken
vi (Sport) → blocken

block

:
block and tackle
nFlaschenzug m
block booking
n (= travel booking)Gruppenbuchung f; (Theat) → Gruppenbestellung f
block brake
n (Tech) → Backenbremse f
blockbuster
n
(inf)Knüller m (inf); (= film also)Kinohit m (inf)
(Mil) → große Bombe
block grant
nPauschalsubvention f
blockhead
n (inf)Dummkopf m
blockhouse
nBlockhaus nt

block

:
block letters
plBlockschrift f
block vote
nStimmenblock m

block

[blɒk]
1. n
a. (of stone, ice) → blocco; (toy) → cubo (per fare le costruzioni); (butcher's, executioner's) → ceppo
to knock sb's block off (fam) → rompere la zucca a qn
b. (building) → palazzo (esp Am) (group of buildings) → isolato
block of flats → caseggiato
to walk around the block → fare il giro dell'isolato
3 blocks from here → a 3 isolati di distanza da qui
c. (section, of tickets) → blocchetto; (of shares) → pacchetto (Comput) → blocco
d. (blockage, in pipe) → ingorgo (Med) → blocco
mental block → blocco mentale
2. vt (gen) (Comput) → bloccare; (pipe) → ingorgare, bloccare (Ftbl) → stoppare
to block sb's way → sbarrare la strada a qn
to block sb's view → coprire la vista a qn
block in vt + adv
a. to block sb in (with car) → chiudere qn (con l'auto)
b. (fill with paint) → colorare
block off vt + advbloccare
block out vt + adv (obscure, light) → escludere (obliterate, picture) → cancellare
block up vt + adv (obstruct, passage) → bloccare (pipe) → ingorgare, intasare (fill in, gap) → tappare (window, entrance) → murare
my nose is blocked up → ho il naso chiuso

block

(blok) noun
1. a flat-sided mass of wood or stone etc. blocks of stone.
2. a piece of wood used for certain purposes. a chopping-block.
3. a connected group of houses, offices etc. a block of flats; an office block.
4. a barrier. a road block.
5. (especially American) a group of buildings bounded by four streets. a walk round the block.
verb
to make (progress) difficult or impossible. The crashed cars blocked the road.
blocˈkade (-ˈkeid) noun
something which blocks every approach to a place by land or sea.
verb
The ships blockaded the town.
ˈblockage (-kidʒ) noun
something causing a pipe etc to be blocked. a blockage in the pipe.
blocked adjective
obstructed. I have a bad cold – my nose is blocked.
block capital/letter
a capital letter written in imitation of printed type, eg the letters in NAME.
ˈblockhead noun
a stupid person.

block

حَاجِز, كُتْلَة, مُجْمُوعَةُ البِنَايَات, يـَمْنَعُ blok, obstrukce, zablokovat blok, blokere, spærring Absperrung, blockieren, Klotz, Wohnblock εμποδίζω, εμπόδιο, οικοδομικό τετράγωνο, στερεό τεμάχιο bloque, bloquear, escollo, manzana, obstrucción kortteli, lohko, sulku, tukkia bloc, blocage, bloquer, pâté de maisons blok, blokirati, prepreka bloccare, blocco, isolato ふさぐ, ブロック, 塊, 閉塞物 덩어리, 막다, 벽돌, 장애물 blok, blokkeren, versperring blokk, blokkere, hinder, kloss blok, bryła, zablokować, zatkanie bloco, bloquear, bloqueio, quarteirão блок, блокировать, квартал, препятствие blockera, hinder, kloss, kvarter กีดขวาง, ช่วงตึก, ชิ้นหรือของหรือวัสดุที่เป็นของแข็ง, สิ่งกีดขวาง blok, engel, tıkamak khối, khu nhà, phong tỏa, trở ngại , 封锁, 街区, 阻塞

block

n. bloqueo, obstrucción;
vt. obstruir, bloquear.

block

n bloqueo; bundle branch — bloqueo de rama; heart — bloqueo cardíaco; nerve — bloqueo nervioso; vt (pharm, physio) bloquear; (anat, surg) obstruir
References in classic literature ?
Miss Marsch, I haf a great favor to ask of you," began the Professor, after a moist promenade of half a block.
Alone in his musty office in the Heffner Block above the Paris Dry Goods Company's store, he worked ceaselessly, building up something that he himself destroyed.
I haven't the least idea, but it must lead to something, or the ancients who made this revolving stone door wouldn't have taken such care to block the passage.
She thought of Madame Ratignolle, but knew that her fair friend did not leave the house, except to take a languid walk around the block with her husband after nightfall.
wheelbarrow next morning, Monday, after disposing of the embalmed head to a barber, for a block, I settled my own and comrade's bill; using, however, my comrade's money.
He has carried with him a light tackle called a whip, consisting of only two parts, travelling through a single-sheaved block.
The streets were very full that day, but we got on pretty well as far as the bottom of Cheapside, where there was a block for three or four minutes.
The music had started up, and half a block away you could hear the dull "broom, broom" of a cello, with the squeaking of two fiddles which vied with each other in intricate and altitudinous gymnastics.
Now, darkey, spring;" and, with the word, he pushed the boy toward the block, while a deep, heavy groan rose behind him.
He sat upon a squared block of stone, with his head bent down, his forearms resting on his knees, his long hair hanging like a fringe before his face, and he was muttering to himself.
Counties, towns, hilly ribs and ridges, wide stretches of green meadow, great forest tracts, winding streams, a dozen blue lakes, a block of busy steamboats--we saw all this little world in unique circumstantiality of detail--saw it just as the birds see it--and all reduced to the smallest of scales and as sharply worked out and finished as a steel engraving.
The main street, one block back from the river, and running parallel with it, was the sole business street.