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Definition of "Block" :

noun: the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

noun: a platform from which an auctioneer sells

"They put their paintings on the block."

noun: a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

"The pyramids were built with large stone blocks."

noun: housing in a large building that is divided into separate units

"There is a block of classrooms in the west wing."

noun: an obstruction in a pipe or tube

"We had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe."

noun: a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine

"The engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked."

noun: 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

noun: 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."

noun: a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit

"He reserved a large block of seats."

noun: a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings

"He lives in the next block."

noun: (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted

"Since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms block' and sector' are sometimes used interchangeably."

noun: a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

verb: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)

"Blocked funds."

verb: shape into a block or blocks

"Block the graphs so one can see the results clearly."

verb: shape by using a block

"Block a hat."

verb: be unable to remember

"You are blocking the name of your first wife!."

verb: interfere with or prevent the reception of signals

"Block the signals emitted by this station."

verb: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

"Block an attack."

verb: support, secure, or raise with a block

"Block a plate for printing."

verb: block passage through

verb: render unsuitable for passage

"Block the way."

verb: obstruct

"Her arteries are blocked."

verb: stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block

"Block the book cover."

verb: shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight

"The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage."

verb: interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia

"Block a nerve."

verb: run on a block system

"Block trains."

verb: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

"His brother blocked him at every turn."

verb: stop from happening or developing

"Block his election."