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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 ?
"It is the usual block," answered the man in the mask.
"When I shall lay my head on the block and say `Remember!' then strike boldly."
Half a block down another building opened fire on us.
The automobiles on which they were mounted blocked the street, compelling the soldiers to find positions in, between, and on the sidewalks.
What's the good of knockin' the blocks off of scabs when they keep a-comin' thick as ever?
"It is that the spot where Moses and his people passed is now so blocked up with sand that the camels can barely bathe their legs there.
This canal answered all commercial purposes to the age of Antonius, when it was abandoned and blocked up with sand.
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. His merchant-master accepted the first offer that was made for him, and thus a Dusarian noble entered the household of Carthoris.
Come in mainsheet two blocks! Jump, damn you, jump!"
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.
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.
Someone, at some time in the past, had had it blocked for an unknown purpose of his own.
Joe blocked, and backed, and slid around the ring, avoiding blows and living somehow through the whirlwind onslaughts.