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- A substantial, often approximately cuboid, piece of any substance.
- A block of ice.
- A block of stone.
- A cuboid of wood, plastic or other material used as a base on which to cut something.
- Anne Boleyn placed her head on the block and awaited her execution.
- A group of urban lots of property, several acres in extent, not crossed by public streets
- I'm going for a walk around the block.
- (UK) A group of buildings in a city or town, demarcated by streets.
- A block of flats.
- The distance from one street to another in a city that is built (approximately) to a grid pattern.
- The place you are looking for is two long blocks east and one short block north.
- (slang) The human head.
- I'll knock your block off.
- A set of sheets (of paper) joined together at one end.
- A block of 100 tickets.
- (computing) A logical data storage unit containing one or more physical sectors (see cluster).
- (computing) A region of code in a program that acts as a single unit, such as a function or loop.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A case with one or more sheaves/pulleys, used with ropes to increase or redirect force, for example, as part of the rigging of a sailing ship.
- (chemistry) A portion of a macromolecule, comprising many units, that has at least one feature not present in adjacent portions.
- Something that prevents something from passing (see blockage).
- There's a block in the pipe that means the water can't get through.
- (sports) An action to interfere with the movement of an opposing player or of the object of play (ball, puck).
- (cricket) A shot played by holding he bat vertically in the path of the ball, so that it loses momentum and drops to the ground.
- (volleyball) A defensive play by one or more players meant to deflect a spiked ball back to the hitter’s court.
group of buildings
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Third person singular
- (transitive) To fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass.
- The pipe is blocked.
- (transitive) To prevent (something or someone) from passing.
- You're blocking the road - I can't get through.
- (transitive) To prevent (something from happening or someone from doing something).
- His plan to take over the business was blocked by the boss.
- (transitive) To impede an opponent in sports.
- He blocked the basketball player's shot.
- The offensive linemen tried to block the blitz.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To specify the positions and movements of the actors.
- It was very difficult to block this scene convincingly.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To hit with a block.
- (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To play a block shot.
- (transitive) To refuse to communicate with somebody by telephone, instant messaging, etc.
- I'm calling you but you're blocking me!
- (computing) (intransitive) To wait.
- When the condition expression is false, the thread blocks on the condition variable.
|Inflection for block||Singular||Plural|
block ˈblɔk n.
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