Dictionary Results for blocking


1. blocking - noun

· the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

Synonym(s): block

Hypernym(s): obstruction




2. block - verb

· render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"

Synonym(s): barricade, blockade, stop, block_off, block_up, bar

Hypernym(s): obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close_up




3. block - verb

· hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"

Synonym(s): obstruct, blockade, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass

Hypernym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid




4. block - verb

· stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"

Synonym(s): stop, halt, kibosh

Hypernym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid




5. block - verb

· interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"

Synonym(s): jam

Hypernym(s): interrupt, disrupt, break_up, cut_off




6. block - verb

· run on a block system; "block trains"

Hypernym(s): operate, run




7. block - verb

· interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"

Hypernym(s): anesthetize, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anaesthetise, put_under, put_out




8. block - verb

· shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"

Synonym(s): obstruct

Hypernym(s): hide, conceal




9. block - verb

· stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"

Hypernym(s): emboss, boss, stamp




10. block - verb

· obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"

Synonym(s): stuff, lug, choke_up

Hypernym(s): clog, choke_off, clog_up, back_up, congest, choke, foul




11. block - verb

· block passage through; "obstruct the path"

Synonym(s): obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, close_up

Hypernym(s): impede, hinder




12. block - verb

· support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"

Hypernym(s): hold, support, sustain, hold_up




13. block - verb

· impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"

Synonym(s): parry, deflect

Hypernym(s): fence




14. block - verb

· be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"

Synonym(s): forget, blank_out, draw_a_blank




15. block - verb

· shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment"

Hypernym(s): shape, form




16. block - verb

· shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"

Hypernym(s): shape, form




17. block - verb

· prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"

Synonym(s): freeze, immobilize, immobilise

Hypernym(s): withhold, keep_back

Antonym(s): unblock





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