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Synonyms for block

Synonyms for block

the uppermost part of the body

to stop or prevent passage of

to plug up something, as a hole, space, or container

block in: to draw up a preliminary plan or version of

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

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a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

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

housing in a large building that is divided into separate units

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

an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do

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

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

a platform from which an auctioneer sells

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the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

stop from happening or developing

interfere with or prevent the reception of signals

run on a block system

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interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia

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

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

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support, secure, or raise with a block

impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

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be unable to remember

shape by using a block

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shape into a block or blocks

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prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)

References in classic literature ?
When I shall lay my head on the block and say `Remember
Half a block down another building opened fire on us.
We're only a couple of blocks now from where I got you out of that entrance.
Half a block on, passing the Forum Cafe, he stopped suddenly.
What's the good of knockin' the blocks off of scabs when they keep a-comin' thick as ever?
When all were done, the major-domo of the Prince of Helium recalled to the block such as had favourably impressed him.
There was little haggling as to price, and none at all when Vas Kor was placed upon the block.
On hemmed-in ground, I would block any way of retreat.
On the day that you take up your command, block the frontier passes, destroy the official tallies, and stop the passage of all emissaries.
the solid rocks cracked to their base, and separated like blocks beneath the operation of the wedge; a portion of the vault was carried up towards heaven, as if it had been built of cardboard; the green and blue and topaz conflagration and black lava of liquefactions clashed and combated an instant beneath a majestic dome of smoke; then oscillated, declined, and fell successively the mighty monoliths of rock which the violence of the explosion had not been able to uproot from the bed of ages; they bowed to each other like grave and stiff old men, then prostrating themselves, lay down forever in their dusty tomb.
Losing its shadow-like appearance it became first cleft and mountainous, next coloured grey and purple, next scattered with white blocks which gradually separated themselves, and then, as the progress of the ship acted upon the view like a field-glass of increasing power, became streets of houses.
To his delight he discovered that the thin blocks of hewn stone of which it was constructed were fitted in loosely without mortar or cement.
The new inoculant delivery system uses a pressed and sintered block developed specifically for cast iron mold inoculation.
H&R Block will review prior returns for free, but if an error is found and the taxpayer chooses to file an amended return, he or she is responsible for all re-filing fees.
The linemen block the defender on them for one count.