block sth out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “block sth out” in the English Dictionary

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block sth out

phrasal verb with block uk   /blɒk/  us   /blɑːk/ verb [T]

block sth out (STOP FROM PASSING)

to ​stoplight or ​noise from ​passing through something: The ​treeoutside the ​windowblocks out the ​sun.

block sth out (STOP FROM THINKING)

to ​stop yourself from ​thinking about an ​unpleasantmemory because it ​upsets you: He's ​trying to ​block out ​memories of the ​accident.
(Definition of block sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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