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block (n)
Definition: a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
Example: he lives in the next block.
Definition: a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
Example: he lives in the next block.
Definition: a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
Example: he lives in the next block.
block (v)
Definition: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
Example: Blocked funds. Freeze the assets of this hostile government.
Definition: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
Example: Blocked funds. Freeze the assets of this hostile government.
Definition: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
Example: Blocked funds. Freeze the assets of this hostile government.
block (v)
Definition: block passage through
Example: obstruct the path.
Definition: block passage through
Example: obstruct the path.
Definition: block passage through
Example: obstruct the path.
block (v)
Definition: support, secure, or raise with a block
Example: block a plate for printing. block the wheels of a car.
Definition: support, secure, or raise with a block
Example: block a plate for printing. block the wheels of a car.
Definition: support, secure, or raise with a block
Example: block a plate for printing. block the wheels of a car.
block (v)
Definition: stop from happening or developing
Example: Block his election. Halt the process.
Definition: stop from happening or developing
Example: Block his election. Halt the process.
Definition: stop from happening or developing
Example: Block his election. Halt the process.
block (n)
Definition: (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted
Example: since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably.
Definition: (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted
Example: since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably.
Definition: (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted
Example: since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably.
block (v)
Definition: run on a block system
Example: block trains.
Definition: run on a block system
Example: block trains.
Definition: run on a block system
Example: block trains.
block (v)
Definition: interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia
Example: block a nerve. block a muscle.
Definition: interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia
Example: block a nerve. block a muscle.
Definition: interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia
Example: block a nerve. block a muscle.
block (n)
Definition: housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
Example: there is a block of classrooms in the west wing.
Definition: housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
Example: there is a block of classrooms in the west wing.
Definition: housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
Example: there is a block of classrooms in the west wing.
block (n)
Definition: a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
Example: the pyramids were built with large stone blocks.
Definition: a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
Example: the pyramids were built with large stone blocks.
Definition: a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
Example: the pyramids were built with large stone blocks.
block (n)
Definition: a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
Example: he reserved a large block of seats. he held a large block of the company's stock.
Definition: a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
Example: he reserved a large block of seats. he held a large block of the company's stock.
Definition: a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
Example: he reserved a large block of seats. he held a large block of the company's stock.
block (v)
Definition: shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
Example: The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage. The trees obstruct my view of the mountains.
Definition: shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
Example: The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage. The trees obstruct my view of the mountains.
Definition: shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
Example: The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage. The trees obstruct my view of the mountains.
block (v)
Definition: be unable to remember
Example: I'm drawing a blank. You are blocking the name of your first wife!.
Definition: be unable to remember
Example: I'm drawing a blank. You are blocking the name of your first wife!.
Definition: be unable to remember
Example: I'm drawing a blank. You are blocking the name of your first wife!.
block (n)
Definition: 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
Definition: 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
Definition: 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 (v)
Definition: interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
Example: Jam the Voice of America. block the signals emitted by this station.
Definition: interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
Example: Jam the Voice of America. block the signals emitted by this station.
Definition: interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
Example: Jam the Voice of America. block the signals emitted by this station.
block (n)
Definition: a platform from which an auctioneer sells
Example: they put their paintings on the block.
Definition: a platform from which an auctioneer sells
Example: they put their paintings on the block.
Definition: a platform from which an auctioneer sells
Example: they put their paintings on the block.
block (n)
Definition: a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
Example: the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked.
Definition: a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
Example: the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked.
Definition: a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
Example: the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked.
block (v)
Definition: stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
Example: block the book cover.
Definition: stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
Example: block the book cover.
Definition: stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
Example: block the book cover.
block (v)
Definition: shape by using a block
Example: Block a hat. block a garment.
Definition: shape by using a block
Example: Block a hat. block a garment.
Definition: shape by using a block
Example: Block a hat. block a garment.
block (v)
Definition: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
Example: block an attack.
Definition: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
Example: block an attack.
Definition: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
Example: block an attack.
block (n)
Definition: the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
Definition: the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
Definition: the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
block (v)
Definition: shape into a block or blocks
Example: block the graphs so one can see the results clearly.
Definition: shape into a block or blocks
Example: block the graphs so one can see the results clearly.
Definition: shape into a block or blocks
Example: block the graphs so one can see the results clearly.
block (n)
Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube
Example: we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe.
Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube
Example: we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe.
Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube
Example: we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe.
block (n)
Definition: an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do
Example: I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block.
Definition: an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do
Example: I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block.
Definition: an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do
Example: I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block.
block (v)
Definition: render unsuitable for passage
Example: block the way. barricade the streets. stop the busy road.
Definition: render unsuitable for passage
Example: block the way. barricade the streets. stop the busy road.
Definition: render unsuitable for passage
Example: block the way. barricade the streets. stop the busy road.
block (n)
Definition: a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
Definition: a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
Definition: a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
block (v)
Definition: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
Example: His brother blocked him at every turn.
Definition: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
Example: His brother blocked him at every turn.
Definition: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
Example: His brother blocked him at every turn.
block (v)
Definition: obstruct
Example: My nose is all stuffed. Her arteries are blocked.
Definition: obstruct
Example: My nose is all stuffed. Her arteries are blocked.
Definition: obstruct
Example: My nose is all stuffed. Her arteries are blocked.