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English definition of “block”

block

noun [C] (AREA OF A CITY)   /blɑk/
the buildings next to each other between crossing streets, or the distance from one street to the next in a city or town: There’s a good deli on this block. A block is also an area enclosed by four streets that form a rectangle in a city or town: The new building will take up an entire city block.
(Definition of block noun (AREA OF A CITY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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