block in

phrasal verb

blocked in; blocking in; blocks in
: to put something in front of (someone or something) so that person or thing cannot move freely
My car is blocked in.
Security guards blocked me in. and I could not get close to the celebrity.

Examples of block in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Freshman Miles Heide had three rebounds (two offensive) and a block in just six minutes against Washington. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Nov. 2023 My feet always become ice blocks in the winter and these socks are fantastic. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 21 Nov. 2023 More than a dozen states now ban the procedure, while others have enacted bans that have since been blocked in court. Alison Durkee, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The Biden administration and Iran recently agreed to a prisoner exchange deal that is supposed to secure the release of five Americans and provide Iran with access to about $6 billion in oil revenues that have been blocked in South Korean banks. Dan De Luce, NBC News, 5 Sep. 2023 The woman was found around 3:20 a.m. Sunday on a block in downtown Madison, police said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 5 Sep. 2023 After a recent meeting of the European Union Internet Forum and pressure from Germany, Hamas’ Telegram channels are now blocked in a number of EU member states. Darren Loucaides, WIRED, 31 Oct. 2023 But it’s also located on one of the most festive blocks in the city come Marathon day: think live bands, gospel singers, and bottles of Champagne being popped on people’s stoops. Jessica Chapel, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Oct. 2023 In February, the internet was blocked in 11 cities in Rajasthan state to prevent cheating during exams. Gerry Shih, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Block in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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