Block Block (bl[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blocked} (bl[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blocking}.] [Cf. F. bloquer, fr. bloc block. See {Block}, n.] 1. To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way; -- used both of persons and things; -- often followed by up; as, to block up a road or harbor; to block an entrance. [1913 Webster]

With moles . . . would block the port. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

A city . . . besieged and blocked about. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To secure or support by means of blocks; to secure, as two boards at their angles of intersection, by pieces of wood glued to each. [1913 Webster]

3. To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to block a hat. [1913 Webster]

4. to cause (any activity) to halt by creating an obstruction; as, to block a nerve impulse; to block a biochemical reaction with a drug. [PJC]

{To block out}, to begin to reduce to shape; to mark out roughly; to lay out; to outline; as, to block out a plan. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • blocked — locked adj. 1. closed to traffic. Traffic was blocked by an overturned tractor trailor Syn: out of use(predicate). [WordNet 1.5] 2. at a complete standstill because of opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions. Syn: deadlocked, stalemated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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