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English definition of “block”


verb [T]     /blɒk/ US  /blɑːk/
B2 to prevent movement through something: A fallen tree is blocking the road . As she left the court , an angry crowd tried to block her way.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingClosing and blocking C1 to be between someone and the thing they are looking at, so that they cannot see : My view was blocked by a tall man in front of me. C2 to stop something from happening or succeeding : She was very talented and I felt her parents were blocking her progress . A group of politicians blocked the proposal . blocked     /blɒkt/ US  /blɑːkt/ adjective The road is blocked - you'll have to go round the other way. I've got a blocked (up) nose .Full
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