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Adjective: blocked  blókt
  1. Closed to traffic
    "the repaving results in many blocked streets"
  2. Completely obstructed or closed off
    "the storm was responsible for many blocked roads and bridges";
    - plugged
Verb: block  blók
  1. Render unsuitable for passage
    "block the way"; "block off the streets"; "block up the streets";
    - barricade, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar
  2. Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    "His brother blocked him at every turn";
    - obstruct, blockade, hinder, stymie, stymy [rare], embarrass
  3. Prevent from happening or developing
    "Block his election";
    - stop, halt, kibosh [informal], kybosh [informal]
  4. Interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
    "block the signals emitted by this station";
    - jam
  5. Run on a block system
    "block trains"
  6. Interrupt the normal function of by means of anaesthesia
    "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
  7. Shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
    "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage";
    - obstruct
  8. Stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
    "block the book cover"
  9. Obstruct
    "Her arteries are blocked";
    - stuff, lug, choke up
  10. Block passage through
    "block the path";
    - obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, close up
  11. Support, secure, or raise with a block
    "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
  12. Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
    "block an attack";
    - parry, deflect
  13. Be unable to remember
    "You are blocking the name of your first wife!";
    - forget, blank out, draw a blank, disremember [US, informal]
  14. Shape by using a block
    "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
  15. Shape into a block or blocks
    "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
  16. Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
    "Blocked funds";
    - freeze, immobilize, immobilise [Brit]

See also: closed, obstructed

Type of: anaesthetise [Brit], anaesthetize [Brit, Cdn], anesthetise [Brit], anesthetize [N. Amer], back up, boss, break up, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, conceal, congest, cut off, disrupt, emboss, entrammel [literary], fence, fetter [literary], forbid, foreclose, forestall, form, foul, hide, hinder, hold, hold up, impede, interrupt, keep back, operate, preclude, prevent, put out, put under, run, shape, stamp, support, sustain, trammel [literary], withhold

Encyclopedia: Blocked

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