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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 ?
The automobiles on which they were mounted blocked the street, compelling the soldiers to find positions in, between, and on the sidewalks.
A block distant a hundred of our comrades had been holding a building.
Half a block on, passing the Forum Cafe, he stopped suddenly.
This canal answered all commercial purposes to the age of Antonius, when it was abandoned and blocked up with sand.
"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."
But Joe blocked the two, ducked a third, stepped to the side to avoid a fourth, and was then driven backward into a corner by a hurricane of blows.
But Joe covered up, blocked, and fell into a clinch.
Silver was a changed man once he was out there and had his back to his friends and the block house; his cheeks seemed to have fallen in, his voice trembled; never was a soul more dead in earnest.
What you're after, why you left the block house, why you given me that there chart, I don't know, now, do I?
At length the fatal moment arrived, and Cornelius placed his chin on the cold damp block. But at this moment his eyes closed involuntarily, to receive more resolutely the terrible avalanche which was about to fall on his head, and to engulf his life.
Five minutes later the merchant was leading his slave to the public market, where a great concourse of people filled the great open space in the centre of which stood the slave block.
One by one the masters mounted the rostrum beside the slave block upon which stood their chattels.
On open ground, do not try to block the enemy's way.
A gigantic block was held back by each of his extended arms.