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Overview of noun blocking

The noun blocking has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. blocking, block

(the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements)


Overview of verb block

The verb block has 16 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (7) barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar

(render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road")

2. (3) obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass

(hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn")

3. (1) stop, halt, block, kibosh

(stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process")

4. (1) jam, block

(interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station")

5. block

(run on a block system; "block trains")

6. block

(interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle")

7. obstruct, block

(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")

8. block

(stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover")

9. stuff, lug, choke up, block

(obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked")

10. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up

(block passage through; "obstruct the path")

11. block

(support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car")

12. parry, block, deflect

(impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack")

13. forget, block, blank out, draw a blank

(be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!")

14. block

(shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment")

15. block

(shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly")

16. freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise

(prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government")

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