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English definition of “block”

block

noun (PIECE)    /blɒk/ US  /blɑːk/
B2 [C] a solid , straight-sided piece of hard material : a block of wood / ice Masses and large amounts of things the block [S] (in the past) a large piece of wood on which criminals had their head cut off: Anne Boleyn went to (= was killed on) the block.Death penalties
(Definition of block noun (PIECE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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