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1. tackle

verb. ['ˈtækəl'] accept as a challenge.

Synonyms

  • face
  • face up
  • confront
  • take on
  • rise

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • set
  • sit down
  • lie down

Etymology

  • takel (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Block And Tackle

  • unshackle
  • grackle
  • crackle
  • crackel
  • yakel
  • yackel
  • shackle
  • rachal
  • racal
  • mackel
  • mackall
  • kachel
  • jakel
  • jackel
  • jackal
  • hackle
  • hackl
  • hackel
  • cackle

2. tackle

noun. ['ˈtækəl'] the person who plays that position on a football team.

Antonyms

  • leave office

Etymology

  • takel (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. block

noun. ['ˈblɑːk'] a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides).

Synonyms

  • cake
  • bar
  • artifact
  • chock
  • cube
  • domino
  • nog
  • metal bar
  • step
  • crosshead
  • ingot
  • type
  • briquette
  • briquet
  • artefact
  • chopping block
  • inkpad
  • slab
  • inking pad
  • starting block
  • stamp pad
  • anvil
  • swage block
  • pad
  • square block
  • wedge
  • block of metal

Antonyms

  • be well
  • stimulate
  • fragrant
  • inoffensive

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. block

verb. ['ˈblɑːk'] render unsuitable for passage.

Synonyms

  • obstruct
  • impede
  • close off
  • obturate
  • occlude
  • jam
  • blockade
  • bar
  • block off
  • close up
  • barricade
  • close
  • shut off
  • stop

Antonyms

  • careless
  • long
  • public
  • unrestrained

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. block

noun. ['ˈblɑːk'] a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings.

Synonyms

  • area
  • country

Antonyms

  • survive
  • deprive
  • boycott

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. block

verb. ['ˈblɑːk'] hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of.

Synonyms

  • stymie
  • forestall
  • hinder
  • foreclose
  • forbid
  • bottleneck
  • check
  • stonewall
  • blockade
  • hang
  • filibuster
  • embarrass
  • preclude
  • stymy
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • nonintervention
  • lose
  • boil
  • overgarment

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. block

noun. ['ˈblɑːk'] housing in a large building that is divided into separate units.

Synonyms

  • lodging
  • cellblock
  • ward
  • living accommodations
  • housing

Antonyms

  • disinfect
  • honor
  • fair
  • fair ball

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. block

noun. ['ˈblɑːk'] a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides.

Synonyms

  • goldbrick
  • solid

Antonyms

  • custom-made
  • divide
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. block

verb. ['ˈblɑːk'] stop from happening or developing.

Synonyms

  • foreclose
  • forbid
  • embargo
  • halt
  • kibosh
  • stop
  • stay
  • preclude
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • roughness
  • mind
  • attend to
  • find

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. block

noun. ['ˈblɑːk'] a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit.

Synonyms

  • accumulation
  • assemblage
  • collection

Antonyms

  • attack
  • advantage
  • anterior
  • pull

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Sentences with block-and-tackle


1. Noun Phrase
If you are in a shop with an overhead chain hoist use that or even a block and tackle under a stout tree limb will suffice.

2. Noun Phrase
A block and tackle is a specialized form of compound pulley that can dramatically lessen the required amount of work to move a heavy object.

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