Translation of "block" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /blɒk/ us /blɑk/

B1 the distance from one street to the next in streets

They only live two blocks away from school.

a solid piece of something, in the shape of a square or rectangle

a block of wood

B1 UK a large building containing many apartments or offices

a block of flats
verb uk /blɒk/ us /blɑk/

to stop someone or something from passing through a place

bloquear, tapar
A fallen tree blocked the road.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “block” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /blok/

a flat-sided mass of wood or stone etc

blocks of stone.

a piece of wood used for certain purposes

zoquete, tarugo
a chopping block.

a connected group of houses, offices etc

a block of flats
an office block.

a barrier

barrera, control policial
a road block.

(especially American) a group of buildings bounded by four streets

I think I’ll take a walk round the block.
blockade /-ˈkeid/ noun

something which blocks every approach to a place by land or sea

The blockade prevented supplies from entering the harbour/harbor.
blockage /-kidʒ/ noun

something causing a pipe etc to be blocked

Some leaves had caused a blockage in the pipe.
blocked adjective


taponado, congestionado
I have a bad cold – my nose is blocked.
block capital/letter noun

a capital letter written in imitation of printed type, eg the letters in NAME

letra mayúscula
Please complete the form in block capitals.
blockhead noun

(informal) a stupid person

zoquete, zopenco
Don’t be such a blockhead!

(Translation of “block” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)