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writer's block

noun [U] uk   /ˌraɪ.təzˈblɒk/ us    /-t̬ɚzˈblɑːk/
the condition of being unable to create a piece of written work because something in your mind prevents you from doing it
Translations of “writer's block”
in Chinese (Traditional) 作者心理阻滯,寫不出東西…
in Chinese (Simplified) 作者心理阻滞,写不出东西…
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