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block

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1 a number of things considered as a unit

  • bought a block of stocks
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the whole kit and caboodle

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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
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bean, dome, head, mazard (or mazzard) [chiefly dialect], nob, noddle, noggin, noodle, nut [slang], pate, poll

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4 a group of people acting together within a larger group

  • a more conservative block within the political party
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5 an association of persons, parties, or states for mutual assistance and protection

  • a block of oil-producing nations
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block

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1 to close up so that no empty spaces remain

  • block up the opening in the wall where a window once was
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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
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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
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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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