Translation of "block" - English-Spanish dictionary

block

noun uk /blɒk/

B1 the distance from one street to the next in streets

manzana
They only live two blocks away from school.

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

bloque
a block of wood

B1 UK a large building containing many apartments or offices

bloque
a block of flats
verb uk /blɒk/

to stop someone or something from passing through a place

bloquear, tapar
A fallen tree blocked the road.
→ Phrasal verbs block something up

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

block

noun /blok/

a flat-sided mass of wood or stone etc

bloque
blocks of stone.

a piece of wood used for certain purposes

zoquete, tarugo
a chopping block.

a connected group of houses, offices etc

bloque
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

manzana
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

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

something causing a pipe etc to be blocked

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

obstructed

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)