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block*/*/
[blɒk] noun [C] I
1) a large building with a lot of different levels
an apartment/office block[/ex]
The whole block of flats was destroyed.[/ex]
2) a solid piece of wood, stone, ice etc with straight sides
a block of marble[/ex]
3) an amount of something that you think of as a unit
We need to find a two-hour block when we are all free for this seminar.[/ex]
You can move blocks of text using the mouse.[/ex]
4) something that stops you from doing something or making progress
The issue of holiday pay was the major block in reaching an agreement.[/ex]
5) a short time when you are unable to think clearly or remember something
a mental block[/ex]
6) an area of buildings in a town or city with streets on all four sides
I was early, so I walked around the block a couple of times.[/ex]
7) American
the distance along a street, from the place where one street crosses it to the place where the next street crosses it
The school was only a few blocks from where she lived.[/ex]
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verb [T]
block */[blɒk]
1) to stop something from moving along or passing through something
A car was blocking the road.[/ex]
Something is blocking the flow of water through the pipe.[/ex]
2) to stop someone from going past you by standing in front of them
A crowd of people blocked his way to the gate.[/ex]
3) to stop something from happening or succeeding
She accused him of blocking her promotion.[/ex]
The plan to build a new school was blocked by local residents.[/ex]
4) to be in front of someone so that they cannot see something, or so that light cannot reach them
Don't stand in the doorway, you're blocking the light.[/ex]
- block sth off
- block sth out
- block sth up

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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