throw a block

idiom

American football
: to hit an opposing player to prevent him from making a tackle
The lineman threw a block that freed his teammate to make a long run.

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“Throw a block.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throw%20a%20block. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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