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English definition of “block”

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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