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A large solid piece of hard material, especially rock, stone, or wood, typically with flat surfaces on each side
“Alex indicated a small, wooden block embedded in the stone floor.”
An obstacle to the normal progress or functioning of something
“It goes to reinforce my jaded view that the media are a block to reasoned public debate, the open society, and education.”
A group of people acting together within a larger group
“… a more conservative block within the political party.”
A large single building subdivided into separate rooms, flats, or offices
“The library building will be ripped down and replaced with a block of 29 sheltered accommodation flats and a new ground floor library.”
A set of sheets of paper glued along one edge, used for drawing or writing on
“I had my notes, a block of standard A4 lined refill paper for my essays and a sketchbook for art.”
A large quantity or allocation of things regarded as a unit
“Each block or placement is completed in a different facility.”
An association of persons, parties, or states for mutual assistance and protection
“… a block of oil-producing nations.”
A logical data storage unit containing one or more physical sectors (see cluster)
A region of code in a program that acts as a single unit, such as a function or loop
Interference or obstruction of cognitive processes
The human head
To prevent passage through by filling with something
“But when injuries are less obvious or workers seem uncooperative, companies often block every attempt to seek benefits.”
To close up so that no empty spaces remain
“When the shrimp farm is built it will block the stream.”
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.”
“He has such explosive leaping ability he can block anyone's shot.”
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