ˌblock sth ˈoff


ˌblock sth ˈoff
phrasal verb
to cover or close something completely so that nothing can move through it
Snow had blocked off several streets.[/ex]

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  • block sth off phrasal — verb (T) to completely close a road or path …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • block something off — CLOSE UP, shut off, seal off, barricade, bar, obstruct. → block * * * ˌblock sthˈoff derived to close a road or an opening by placing a barrier at one end or in front of it • The main roads of the city have been blocked off. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • block — block1 W2S2 [blɔk US bla:k] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(solid material)¦ 2¦(streets/area)¦ 3¦(large building)¦ 4¦(quantity of things)¦ 5 block booking/voting 6¦(inability to think)¦ 7¦(stopping movement)¦ 8¦(punishment)¦ 9 put your he …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • block — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 solid piece of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ big, huge, large, massive ▪ small ▪ solid ▪ cement …   Collocations dictionary

  • cut something off something — ˌcut sthˈoff derived 1. (also ˌcut sth ˈoff sth) to remove sth from sth larger by cutting • He had his finger cut off in an accident at work. • ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • ward something off — 1 she warded off the blow: PARRY, avert, deflect, block; evade, avoid, dodge. 2 garlic is worn to ward off evil spirits: REBUFF, avert, keep at bay …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock — knock1 W3S1 [nɔk US na:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(door)¦ 2¦(hit and move something)¦ 3¦(hit somebody hard)¦ 4¦(hit part of your body)¦ 5 knock on doors 6 be knocking on the door 7¦(remove wall)¦ 8 knock a hole in/through something 9¦(criticize)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pick — 1 /pIk/ verb (T) 1 CHOOSE STH to choose someone or something good or suitable from a group or range of people or things: Students have to pick three courses from a list of 15. | Let me pick a few examples at random. | pick your words (=be careful …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • way — 1 /weI/ noun METHOD 1 (C) a method of doing something: These vegetables can be cooked in several different ways. | At that time, the Pill was the easiest way of ensuring effective contraception. | I ve altered the way I teach science. | I ll tell …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English