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English definition of “block sth out”

block sth out

(STOP FROM THINKING) phrasal verb with block     /blɒk/ US  /blɑːk/ verb [T]
to stop yourself from thinking about an unpleasant memory because it upsets you: He's trying to block out memories of the accident.Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
(Definition of block sth out (STOP FROM THINKING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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