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block

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of block

  1. 1 a number of things considered as a unit bought a block of stocks Synonyms of block array, assemblage, band, bank, batch, battery, group, bunch, clot, clump, cluster, clutch, collection, constellation, grouping, huddle, knot, lot, muster, package, parcel, passel, set, suiteWords Related to block accumulation, aggregate, aggregation, conglomeration; agglomeration, assortment, hodgepodge, jumble, miscellany, mixture, odds and ends, sundries, variety; cycle, run, series, suitNear Antonyms of block entity, item, single, unit

  2. 2 something that makes movement or progress difficult constant bickering that is only a block to the completion of the project Synonyms of block balk, bar, encumbrance, chain, clog, cramp, crimp, deterrent, drag, embarrassment, fetter, handicap, hindrance, holdback, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammelWords Related to block catch, hitch, rub, snag; barrier, blockade, blockage, brick wall, stone wall; arrest, bit, brake, check, constraint, curb, hobble, rein, restraint; embargo, stoppage; delay, holdup, stall; burden, cumber, load; danger, hazard, peril, reef; adversity, difficulty, disadvantage, drawback, hardshipNear Antonyms of block catalyst, goad, impetus, incentive, spur, stimulant, stimulus; advantage, break, edge; aid, assistance, benefit, boost, handmaiden (also handmaid), help

  3. 3 slang  the upper or front part of the body that contains the brain, the major sense organs, and the mouth threatened to knock the block off the jerk next door if he didn't can the noise Synonyms of block bean, head [slang], dome, mazard (or mazzard) [chiefly dialect], nob, noddle, noggin, noodle, nut [slang], pate, pollWords Related to block cranium, crown, scalp, skull; occiput

  4. 4 a group of people acting together within a larger group a more conservative block within the political party Synonyms of block bloc, faction, body, coalition, party, sect, set, side, wingWords Related to block splinter, split; crew, gang, pack, team; denomination, persuasion; schism, scission; caucus, movement

  5. 5 an association of persons, parties, or states for mutual assistance and protection a block of oil-producing nations Synonyms of block alliance, axis, bloc, confederacy, coalition, combination, combine, confederation, federation, league, unionWords Related to block cabal, conspiracy, junto; cartel, syndicate, trust; faction, front, fusion, side, wing; association, group, organization; affiliation, cooperative, partnership; circuit, conference


block

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of block

  1. 1 to close up so that no empty spaces remain block up the opening in the wall where a window once was Synonyms of block fill, bung, dam, pack, plug, stop, stuffWords Related to block choke, clog, close (off), clot, congest, jam, obstruct, occlude; caulk, chink, seal; repack, restuffNear Antonyms of block excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out), shovel

  2. 2 to prevent passage through by filling with something one of the patient's arteries was so blocked with fatty deposits that blood flow had been reduced to a trickle Synonyms of block clog, choke, clot, congest, dam, gum (up), jam, obstruct, occlude, plug (up), stop (up), stuffWords Related to block bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swampNear Antonyms of block excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lightenAntonyms of block clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop

  3. 3 to stop, seize, or interrupt while in progress or on course a thug suddenly stepped out of a doorway and blocked his escape down the alley Synonyms of block intercept, interdict, pick offWords Related to block capture, catch, collar, corral, grab, seize, snare, snatch, trap

Synonym Discussion of block

hinder, impede, obstruct, block mean to interfere with the activity or progress of. hinder stresses causing harmful or annoying delay or interference with progress.
    • rain hindered the climb
impede implies making forward progress difficult by clogging, hampering, or fettering.
    • tight clothing that impedes movement
obstruct implies interfering with something in motion or in progress by the sometimes intentional placing of obstacles in the way.
    • the view was obstructed by billboards
block implies complete obstruction to passage or progress.
    • a landslide blocked the road

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