\ ˈbläkt How to pronounce blocked (audio) \

Definition of blocked

: affected by a psychological block

Examples of blocked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police arrested five individuals for disorderly conduct in the city on Thursday, saying four blocked traffic while another was arrested after a skirmish with other protesters. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "New York man bleeds from head after police push him down to ground," 4 June 2020 The 39-36 Irish win includes three defensive touchdowns, four blocked kicks, a kick return touchdown and a late intentional safety that injured ND starting quarterback Jarious Jackson. Tyler James, Indianapolis Star, "Recounting Notre Dame football's wildest games of the last 30 years," 2 May 2020 Popular social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter remain blocked. Washington Post, "India keeps lid on Kashmir’s internet 6 months into lockdown," 14 Feb. 2020 While the unit was the worst in the league with 14 missed kicks, including three blocked kicks, nearly every other facet of the special teams fared well, including both punt and kick units. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: A step-by-step examination of Chris Ballard's offseason to-do list," 5 Jan. 2020 Federal investigators have concluded that a blocked fuel line most likely caused a 2017 plane crash in North Branford, Conn., that killed NASCAR driver Ted Christopher and an 81-year-old pilot., "Francona’s world series rings back," 19 Dec. 2019 Jalen McKie had two of those and now is tied for first in FBS for blocked kicks. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Vanderbilt hosts Northern Illinois with no time to rest," 25 Sep. 2019 Here's how the fantasy game will work: Players draft a team composed of a defensive special team, which earns points for blocked kicks, interceptions and points allowed. Marc Bona,, "Pro Football Hall of Fame to launch fantasy football game," 1 Aug. 2019 The blocked laws also included a requirement that doctors performing abortions be board-certified or board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology. Washington Post, "Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws," 24 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'blocked.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of blocked

1898, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about blocked

Time Traveler for blocked

Time Traveler

The first known use of blocked was in 1898

See more words from the same year

Statistics for blocked

Last Updated

22 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Blocked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on blocked

What made you want to look up blocked? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

July 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • papercraft sunset
  • Which is a synonym of mien?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!