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blocks, plural;
  1. Make the movement or flow in (a passage, pipe, road, etc.) difficult or impossible
    • - block up the holes with sticky tape
    • - a police cordon blocked off roads
    • - a blocked nose
  2. Put an obstacle in the way of (something proposed or attempted)
    • - he stood up, blocking her escape
    • - the administration tried to block an agreement on farm subsidies
  3. Restrict the use or conversion of (currency or any other asset)

  4. Hinder or stop the movement or action of (an opponent)

  5. Stop (a blow or ball) from finding its mark
    • - when driving for a lay-up or leaping to block a shot
  6. Produce insensibility in (a part of the body) by injecting an anesthetic close to the nerves that supply it

  7. Play in such a way that an opponent cannot establish (a long suit)

  8. Impress text or a design on (a book cover)

  9. Design or plan the movements of actors on a stage or movie set

  10. Shape or reshape (a hat) using a wooden mold

  1. A large solid piece of hard material, esp. rock, stone, or wood, typically with flat surfaces on each side
    • - a block of marble
  2. A sturdy, flat-topped block used as a work surface, typically for chopping food

  3. Any of a set of solid cubes used as a child's toy

  4. A block of stone or low wooden steps from which a rider mounts a horse

  5. A starting block
    • - the thrust a sprinter gets when coming out of the blocks
  6. A piece of wood or metal engraved for printing on paper or fabric

  7. The main body of an internal combustion engine, containing the pistons

  8. A head-shaped mold used for shaping hats or wigs

  9. The area bounded by four streets in a town or suburb
    • - she went for a run around the block
    • - ours was the ugliest house on the block
  10. The length of one side of such an area, typically as a measure of distance
    • - he lives a few blocks away from the museum
  11. A building, esp. part of a complex, used for a particular purpose
    • - a cell block
  12. A large single building subdivided into separate rooms, apartments, or offices
    • - an apartment block
  13. A large quantity or allocation of things regarded as a unit
    • - a block of shares
    • - block grants
  14. A large piece of text processed as a unit

  15. A set of sheets of paper glued along one edge, used for drawing or writing on
    • - a sketching block
  16. An unseparated unit of at least four postage stamps in at least two rows, generally a group of four

  17. An obstacle to the normal progress or functioning of something
    • - substantial demands for time off may constitute a block to career advancement
    • - an emotional block
  18. A hindering or stopping of an opponent's movement or action

  19. A shot in which the racket is held stationary rather than being swung back, esp. a stop volley

  20. A chock for stopping the motion of a wheel

  21. A flat area of something, typically a solid area of color
    • - cover the eyelid with a neutral block of color
  22. A pulley or system of pulleys mounted in a case

  23. A person's head
    • - “I'll knock your block off,” he said

  1. a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
  2. barricade: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
  3. a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block"
  4. obstruct: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
  5. a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
  6. stop: stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
  7. In American football, blocking is a legal move occurring when one player obstructs another player's path with his body. The purpose of blocking is to prevent defensive players tackling the ball carrier, or to protect the quarterback while attempting to pass or hand-off the ball. ...
  8. In basketball, a block (short for blocked shot), not to be confused with blocking, occurs when a defensive player legally deflects a shot from an offensive player. The defender must not touch the offensive player's hands or otherwise a foul is called. ...
  9. A block is an administrative division of some South Asian countries. In the United States it refers to a small part of a city or town.
  10. In computing (specifically data transmission and data storage), a block is a sequence of bytes or bits, having a nominal length (a block size). Data thus structured are said to be blocked. The process of putting data into blocks is called blocking. ...
  11. The Elder Scrolls (abbreviated as TES) is a role-playing video game series developed by Bethesda Softworks.
  12. A block in the context of extraction of petroleum, (and natural gas) signifies a sub-division of an underground reservoir for the purpose of administering a certain production allowable.
  13. A substantial, often approximately cuboid, piece of any substance; A cuboid of wood, plastic or other material used as a base on which to cut something; A group of urban lots of property, several acres in extent, not crossed by public streets; A residential building consisting of flats; The ...
  14. (blocked) obstructed impeding general movement; obstructed impeding total flow in a pipe, etc
  15. (Blocked) A system message which indicates that a roster transaction will NOT be processed by the system during the pay compute.  More information about blocked transactions can be found in the PTR Manual, Section C3.2.
  16. (Blocked) A technique of decorating bindings in which a design or picture is stamped into the leather cover by a block, into which the image has been carved or incised.
  17. (Blocked) An author has the right to assign a “blocked” status to another member. The blocked member may rank the author’s stories but may not post reviews on them or post messages for the member/author.  Any existing messages or reviews will disappear when the member is blocked. ...
  18. (Blocked) Hotel rooms held without deposit
  19. (Blocked) Leather preshaped by the moulding operation.
  20. (Blocked) Muscle contractions can create rigidity in horses which impairs function and elasticity.
  21. (Blocked) One of several statuses that a .eu domain name can have. For more information see the WHOIS status page.
  22. (Blocked) Term used synonymously with backing (q.v.).   verb form: To block; the act of placing a flag on its backing.
  23. (Blocked) Term used to describe a shot in which the golfer fails to rotate the club head causing the shot to start right of the intended target for right handed golfers.
  24. (Blocked) This action removes the room from the bank of rooms available for allocation by reception staff to arriving guests.
  25. (Blocked) Used when a horse tries to make a move during the race and has no room to run due to the fact that there are horses in front of him. Generally, when horses are blocked, they have to be steadied and those two comments commonly are usedtogether.