block

All Noun Verb
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  • What is it that the thirty-one-story block is trying to say about us? Cited from Crowds, by Gerald Stanley Lee
  • The mission was to get behind Chinese forces and block their movement north.
  • The top floor of the eight-story block contains the law library.
  • Their control system changes its path on the fly if something blocks the way.
  • Blocks fall down to the playing field, and must be removed before they reach the top.
  • It is also a building block to numerous natural products.
  • Characters required for a given script may be spread out over several different blocks.
  • The drive capacity was usually stated under conditions of full track record blocking.
  • However small the pieces, the block should be cut so that each person gets some of each kind.
  • Its design and construction have proved to be of better quality than many other post-war high-rise blocks.
  • When a player who does not have the ball is taken down it is generally referred to as a block.
  • Over the course of his career he blocked more shots than he scored points.
  • In total, eight blocks from north to south, and ten from east to west, were built.
  • All but one railway station line was blocked for several weeks.
  • The vast stone blocks of its walls were taken from the temple.
  • The station is located approximately two blocks west of the campus.
  • They decided which sections of the book they liked and put them together like building blocks.
  • Other games will not use a count and thus blocking becomes important.
  • The first block of the day is the "morning drive time" block in the early morning.
  • To block a shot, a player has to be able to reach a point higher than where the shot is released.
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Meaning of block

  • noun A solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
  • noun A rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    he lives in the next block
  • noun A three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
  • noun A number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
    he reserved a large block of seats, he held a large block of the company's stock
  • noun Housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
    there is a block of classrooms in the west wing
  • 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 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
  • verb Run on a block system
    block trains
  • verb Interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia
    block a nerve, block a muscle
  • verb Stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
    block the book cover
  • verb Support, secure, or raise with a block
    block a plate for printing, block the wheels of a car
  • verb Shape by using a block
    Block a hat, block a garment
  • verb Shape into a block or blocks
    block the graphs so one can see the results clearly