block up

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Related to block up: fill up, get behind, allow for, seek out, sort out
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Verb1.block up - render unsuitable for passageblock up - 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"
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w>block up

vt sep
(= obstruct) gangwayblockieren, versperren; pipeverstopfen; my nose is or I’m all blocked upmeine Nase ist völlig verstopft
(= close, fill in) window, entrancezumauern; holezustopfen
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What's more, adds Peter Kwiterovich of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, "about 30 to 40 percent of all angioplasties block up again within six months or so." In most cases, that means another angioplasty.
European UPS workers and their unions reasoned that if the 185,000 striking Teamsters could not stop the part- time, subcontracting mentality of the company, what could a few hundred or a few thousand workers hope to achieve in the smaller UPS European operations?" During the strike, unions also worked to block UPS deliveries in India, the Philippines and Spain.