Synonyms for block
- 1. block, artifact, artefact
- usage: a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
- 2. block, city block, area, country
- usage: a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block"
- 3. block, cube, solid
- usage: a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
- 4. block, collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
- usage: 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"
- 5. block, housing, lodging, living accommodations
- usage: housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
- 6. block, computer memory unit
- usage: (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"
- 7. block, mental block, inability
- usage: 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"
- 8. pulley, pulley-block, pulley block, block, machine, simple machine
- usage: 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
- 9. engine block, cylinder block, block, cast, casting
- usage: a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"
- 10. blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
- usage: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
- 11. auction block, block, platform
- usage: a platform from which an auctioneer sells; "they put their paintings on the block"
- 12. blocking, block, obstruction
- usage: the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
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- 1. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
- usage: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
- 2. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
- usage: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
- 3. stop, halt, block, kibosh, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
- usage: stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
- 4. jam, block, interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
- usage: interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
- 5. block, operate, run
- usage: run on a block system; "block trains"
- 6. block, anesthetize, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anaesthetise, put under, put out
- usage: interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
- 7. obstruct, block, hide, conceal
- usage: 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, emboss, boss, stamp
- usage: stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"
- 9. stuff, lug, choke up, block, clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul
- usage: obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
- 10. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up, impede, hinder
- usage: block passage through; "obstruct the path"
- 11. block, hold, support, sustain, hold up
- usage: support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
- 12. parry, block, deflect, fence
- usage: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
- 13. forget, block, blank out, draw a blank
- usage: be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"
- 14. block, shape, form
- usage: shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
- 15. block, shape, form
- usage: shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
- 16. freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise, withhold, keep back
- usage: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
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