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Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a group of people acting together within a larger group
“… a more conservative block within the political party.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a large quantity or allocation of things regarded as a unit
“Each block or placement is completed in a different facility.”
Plural for an association of persons, parties, or states for mutual assistance and protection
“… a block of oil-producing nations.”
Plural for a logical data storage unit containing one or more physical sectors (see cluster)
Plural for a region of code in a program that acts as a single unit, such as a function or loop
Plural for interference or obstruction of cognitive processes
Plural for 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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