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block out something

phrasal verb with block  us   /blɑk/ verb [T]
  • (PLAN)

to ​arrange to have ​time or ​space for something by ​planning in ​advance: She blocked out ​time each ​day to ​work on her ​book.

block out something

phrasal verb with block  us   /blɑk/ verb [T]
  • (STOP RECEIVING)

to ​prevent the ​ability to ​receive or ​remember something: Some ​people are ​able to block out every ​distraction. You can ​program the TV, blocking out ​channels you don't ​wantyourchildren to ​watch.
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