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English definition of “mental block”

mental block

noun [C]    
If you have a mental block about something, you cannot understand it or do it because something in your mind prevents you: He's got a mental block about names - he just can't remember them.Misunderstanding
(Definition of mental block noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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