Meaning of “block” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /blɒk/
Extra Examples
A tree had fallen and was blocking the road.Students were hanging round, chatting, blocking the pavement.Hairs had blocked the plughole.The pipe had somehow become blocked.They were cycling four abreast, completely blocking the road.
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 drain

to stop something from happening or making progress:

The government has blocked plans for a new wind farm.

to be between someone and the thing they are looking at, so that they cannot see:

A pillar was blocking my view.

(Definition of “block verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)