blocked

adjective
\ˈbläkt \

Definition of blocked 

: affected by a psychological block

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When Bank of America Stadium opened in 1996, the Carolina Panthers didn't imagine that fans would pay hundreds of dollars for a seat behind the player's bench, with a blocked view of the field. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "NFL stadiums are more luxurious than ever. Here's how the Panthers could keep up.," 5 July 2018 Cunningham said this happens when a blood vessel suddenly becomes blocked, which starves the heart of blood and oxygen. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Kevin Kamenetz lived a healthy lifestyle. How can someone in good shape suddenly die of cardiac arrest?," 10 May 2018 In his career, Hall had 86 1/2 tackles for loss, 42 sacks and 14 blocked kicks. Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle, "P.J. Hall becomes highest drafted player from Sam Houston State after being selected by Raiders," 27 Apr. 2018 Jadon Sancho, who was one of Dortmund's brightest players throughout the game, wasted a golden chance to take a shot at goal late in the first half and Ömer Toprak's blocked effort rounded off the action for the opening 45 minutes. SI.com, "Hertha BSC 1-1 Borussia Dortmund: Second-Half Comeback Spares BVB Blushes in Berlin," 19 Jan. 2018 The Eagles also got two field goals from Jake Elliott and three blocked kicks from their special teams, foiling an extra point, a punt and field goal. USA TODAY, "Jaguars clinch AFC playoff berth with rout of Texans," 17 Dec. 2017 The Eagles also got two field goals from Jake Elliott and three blocked kicks from their special teams, foiling an extra point, a punt and field goal. Tom Canavan, courant.com, "Eagles Get First-Round Bye With 34-29 Win Over The Giants," 17 Dec. 2017 Similarities in blocked kicks: Penn State blocked an Ohio State field goal at home last year to win. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "Ohio State No. 6 in first College Football Playoff rankings of 2017," 31 Oct. 2017 Everyone here knows the situation is much worse in the countryside, where local governments have struggled to pick up food and water from federal distribution points and deliver the aid over blocked and muddy roads. Richard Fausset, New York Times, "In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Snippets of Life Resume in San Juan," 4 Oct. 2017

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1898, in the meaning defined above

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