1. block - noun
· a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
2. block - noun
· a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block"
3. block - noun
· a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
4. block - noun
· a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit; "he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"
5. block - noun
· housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
6. block - noun
· (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted; "since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"
7. block - noun
· an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension; "I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block"
8. block - noun
· 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
9. block - noun
· a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"
10. block - noun
· an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
11. block - noun
· a platform from which an auctioneer sells; "they put their paintings on the block"
12. block - noun
· the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
13. block - verb
· render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
14. block - verb
· hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
15. block - verb
· stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
16. block - verb
· interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
17. block - verb
· run on a block system; "block trains"
18. block - verb
· interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
19. 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"
20. block - verb
· stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"
21. block - verb
· obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
22. block - verb
· block passage through; "obstruct the path"
23. block - verb
· support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
24. block - verb
· impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
25. block - verb
· be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"
26. block - verb
· shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
27. block - verb
· shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
28. block - verb
· prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
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