writer's block


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writ·er's block

(rī′tərz)
n.
A usually temporary psychological inability to begin or continue work on a piece of writing.
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Noun1.writer's block - an inability to write; "he had writer's block; the words wouldn't come"
mental block, 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"
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