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Pronounce Block as B L OW K K.

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Phonetic transcription for block

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of block: | bloʊkk |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of block: | blɒck |

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Meanings for block

to stop or prevent something from happening


a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

"the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"

block, city block(noun)

a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings

"he lives in the next block"

block, cube(noun)

a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides


a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit

"he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"


housing in a large building that is divided into separate units

"there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"


(computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted

"since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"

block, mental block(noun)

an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension

"I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block"

pulley, pulley-block, pulley block, block(noun)

a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope

engine block, cylinder block, block(noun)

a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine

"the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"

blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage(noun)

an obstruction in a pipe or tube

"we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

auction block, block(noun)

a platform from which an auctioneer sells

"they put their paintings on the block"

blocking, block(verb)

the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar(verb)

render unsuitable for passage

"block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"

obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass(verb)

hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

"His brother blocked him at every turn"

stop, halt, block, kibosh(verb)

stop from happening or developing

"Block his election"; "Halt the process"

jam, block(verb)

interfere with or prevent the reception of signals

"Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"


run on a block system

"block trains"


interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia

"block a nerve"; "block a muscle"

obstruct, block(verb)

shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight

"The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"


stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block

"block the book cover"

stuff, lug, choke up, block(verb)


"My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"

obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)

block passage through

"obstruct the path"


support, secure, or raise with a block

"block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"

parry, block, deflect(verb)

impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

"block an attack"

forget, block, blank out, draw a blank(verb)

be unable to remember

"I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"


shape by using a block

"Block a hat"; "block a garment"


shape into a block or blocks

"block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"

freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise(verb)

prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)

"Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"

a number of things considered as a unit

bought a block of stocks

something that makes movement or progress difficult

constant bickering that is only a block to the completion of the project

the upper or front part of the body that contains the brain, the major sense organs, and the mouth

threatened to knock the block off the jerk next door if he didn't can the noise

a group of people acting together within a larger group

a more conservative block within the political party

an association of persons, parties, or states for mutual assistance and protection

a block of oil-producing nations

to close up so that no empty spaces remain

block up the opening in the wall where a window once was

to prevent passage through by filling with something

one of the patient's arteries was so blocked with fatty deposits that blood flow had been reduced to a trickle

to stop, seize, or interrupt while in progress or on course

a thug suddenly stepped out of a doorway and blocked his escape down the alley

Example Sentences of block

I grew up on the same block as Tom.

I put my fingers in my ears to block out the terrible sounds.

Tom circled the block looking for a place to park.

Tom was able to park a half a block away from the concert hall.

People were lined up around the block waiting for the theater to open.

The minority party made a last-ditch effort to block passage of the bills.

The checked player must find a way for the king to escape and block the check.

Such a person will often go a block out of his way to avoid meeting a person of the opposite sex.

Tom takes a quick jog around the block every morning before breakfast.

Tom lives a block away from us.

Synonyms for block

stop stoppage closure city block mental block pulley block occlusion auction block cube cylinder block pulley block blockage blocking engine block pulley third power square block regular hexahedron hitch full stop layover cloture law of closure halt plosive gag law diaphragm arrest closing point closedown plosive speech sound check occluded front obstruction full point stop consonant stopover shutdown occlusive resolution period stay catch plosive consonant gag rule settlement debar block up banish lug cease immobilize seal off relegate obturate hold on give up jam block off close up end blank out freeze finish obstruct terminate deflect parry embarrass hold back kibosh lay off draw a blank stop over hinder break impede shut off forget exclude stuff stymy break off turn back blockade immobilise bar occlude barricade discontinue contain close off barricado choke up intercept stymie quit handicap abash hamper staunch stanch stem hold crush ram pile pack mob chock up throng cram wad jampack tug scarf out overindulge binge thrust gormandize gormandise glut engorge gourmandize pig out ingurgitate overeat tote squeeze satiate englut shove farce overgorge gorge close button up fold shut up clam up be quiet dummy up keep mum shut down belt up close down ward off circumvent evade sidestep fend off bend head off avert dodge duck avoid hedge put off fudge turn away obviate elude forefend forfend stave off distract skirt bury leave pin trap suspend freeze down freeze out stop dead roof wall baffle balk clog counteract delay encumber foil frustrate interrupt oppose prevent resist retard thwart fill BLOCKADE stop up thick and heavy piece wooden mould simpleton fool blockhead DUNCE bloc blocks bloque lock blok o.r. blocs locking bucket building box chunk pad neighborhood buckets lock up array assemblage band bank batch battery bunch clot clump cluster clutch collection constellation group grouping huddle knot lot muster package parcel passel set suite chain cramp crimp deterrent drag embarrassment encumbrance fetter hindrance holdback hurdle impediment inhibition interference let manacle obstacle shackles stumbling block trammel bean dome head mazard mazzard nob noddle noggin noodle nut pate poll body coalition faction party sect side wing alliance axis combination combine confederacy confederation federation league union bung dam plug choke congest gum (up) plug (up) stop (up) interdict pick off

Block in different languages

  • منعArabic
  • пречка задръстване пън каре блок блокирам препречвам блокче скицник цепеница дръвник квартал преграждам пресечка препятствам Bulgarian
  • blocar bloquejar illa cub bloc bloqueig Catalan
  • blok Czech
  • karre spærre blokere Danish
  • verstopfung häuserblock block blockieren abblocken klotz verstopfen German
  • manzana cuadra bloquear block obstruir atorar bloque impedir Spanish
  • بلوک Persian
  • tukkia kortteli ehkäistä polla vihko pylpyrä torjunta este ploki kimpale saarto möhkäle lohkare järkäle pölkky estää asuintalo korttelinväli nuppi blokkaus tukos neliö sulku halko murikka Finnish
  • húsablokkur, húsasamstøða, húsaleingjaFaeroese
  • blocage immeuble rue boucher tronche bloc billot pâté de maison tête bloquer contrer ciboulot obstruction French
  • ceap, sgonnScots Gaelic
  • גוש, חסם, מחסום, חסימה, סתם, סינןHebrew
  • रोकना Hindi
  • verricello ingorgo blocco cubo isolato bloccare quartina bozzello ceppo blocchetto stoppare Italian
  • ម្ដុំ, ប្លុកCambodian
  • گه‌ڕه‌ک Kurdish
  • айыл, тос, квартал, маалеKirghiz
  • claudō Latin
  • bloķēt Latvian
  • poraka, tāngutu, tūporoMaori
  • တုံးBurmese
  • blok kop versperren verstopping verhinderen verstoppen blokkeren tegenhouden Dutch
  • blokować blok Polish
  • impedir obstruir bloco quadra bloqueio resma entupir bloquear Portuguese
  • блок чурба́н преграда блокировать коло́да кварта́л Russian
  • zapreka, blok, četvrt, notes, zaprjeka, blokada, klada, blokirati, glava, risankaSerbo
  • kvarter blockera förhindra knopp block kloss hinder huggkubbe skalle blockering stopp kubbe Swedish
  • Chinese

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