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block

verb [T]
 
 
/blɒk/
CANNOT PASS ( also block up) B2 to prevent anyone or anything from passing through a place: A fallen tree blocked the road. The sink is blocked up. a blocked drainPreventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingClosing and blocking
STOP PROGRESS to stop something from happening or making progress: The government has blocked plans for a new wind farm.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
CANNOT SEE to be between someone and the thing they are looking at, so that they cannot see: A pillar was blocking my view.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
(Definition of block verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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