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block

block

 
pronunciation:
blak
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a solid piece of hard material, such as wood or concrete, with flat sides.
The mason built a wall out of stone blocks.
 
similar words:
bar, brick, cake, chunk, cube
definition 2: a small cube or other three-dimensional shape made out of wood or plastic and used as a child's building toy.
 
similar words:
cube
definition 3: an area in a city or town surrounded by four connecting streets. The distance of one of the sides is also called a block.
Let's take a walk around the block.He lives only one block from the store.
similar words:
neighborhood, square
definition 4: the case that holds a pulley.
 
definition 5: a group of people or things considered as a single unit.
They saved us a block of seats for the basketball game.
synonyms:
group
similar words:
alliance, battery, league
definition 6: something that slows down or obstructs.
The stalled car is a block to traffic.
synonyms:
hindrance, obstacle, obstruction
similar words:
bar, barrier, blockade, clog, hurdle, jam, stop
definition 7: the use of the body to stop the movement of another player in football and other sports.
That block of his opponent helped to win the game.
 
similar words:
interference, obstruction
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: blocked, blocking, blocks
definition 1: to get in the way of movement or stop progress.
The Senator tried to block discussion of the bill.
synonyms:
hinder, obstruct, stop
antonyms:
bolster
similar words:
arrest, bar, clog, frustrate, jam, oppose
definition 2: to close off or obstruct by putting something in the way.
The stalled truck blocked the road.
synonyms:
clog, jam, obstruct
similar words:
choke, close, hinder, interfere, stop, wall
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