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on the block

Definition of on the block

  1. 1 or on the auction block :  for sale at an auction <Some valuable paintings went on the block today.>

  2. 2 :  for sale <Their house is now on the block, and they are moving into an apartment.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : :  a compact usually solid piece of substantial material especially when worked or altered to serve a particular purpose: as

    :  the piece of wood on which the neck of a person condemned to be beheaded is laid for execution

    :  a mold or form on which articles are shaped or displayed

  1. :  to make unsuitable for passage or progress by obstruction

    :  blockade

    :  to hinder the passage, progress, or accomplishment of by or as if by interposing an obstruction


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