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English definition of “block”

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 drain Preventing 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 Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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