block


block
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. hindrance, blockage, obstruction; row, street, square (See abode); mass, lump, cube (See density). —v. t. impede, check, stop, bar; thwart, foil. See closure, identity.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A mass, usually with flat surfaces]
Syn. slab, chunk, piece, square, cake, cube, slice, segment, loaf, clod, bar, ingot, oblong, section, mill end, hunk*; see also brick , slab , stone .
2. [The area between streets]
Syn. square, city square, lots, neighborhood; see neighborhood .
3. [The distance of the side of a block, sense 2]
Syn. street, city block, intersection; see distance 3 .
4. [An obstruction]
Syn. hindrance, bar, obstacle; see barrier .
5. [In sports, an obstruction to a move or play]
Syn. charge, tackle, check, body check, body block, running block, cross-body block, downfield block, pick ( in basketball ).
6. [A massive object]
Syn. chunk, mass, impediment, solid, cylinder block, slab, base; see also sense 1.
7. [A pulley]
Syn. sheave, wheel, hoist, rope-block, chain-block, lift.
8. [A chunk used for chopping]
Syn. chopping block, slab, breadboard, cheeseboard, table, butcher block, cutting board.
9. [Place of execution]
Syn. headsman's block, guillotine, scaffold, stake, tree, cross, gibbet; see also gallows .
knock someone's block off*,
Syn. thrash, hit, beat up; see beat 2 .
v.
1. [To impede]
Syn. obstruct, interfere with, prevent, close off; see bar 1 , hinder .
2. [In sports, to impede a play]
Syn. throw a block, tackle, charge, check, block out, take out of play.
3. [To shape on or as if on a block]
Syn. press, shape, reshape, mold; see form 1 .
See Synonym Study at hinder .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. mass chunk, hunk, brick, lump, bar, cube, square, cake.
2. obstruction obstacle, impediment, bar, snag, stop, barrier, hindrance.
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v.
obstruct, impede, bar, stop, hinder, close off, occlude, interfere with, intercept, stymie, thwart, barricade, arrest, dam.
ANT.: open, free, clear, facilitate
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage: bar, barricade, barrier, blockage, clog, hamper, hindrance, hurdle, impediment, obstacle, obstruction, snag, stop, traverse, wall. See HELP, OPEN. 2. Slang. The uppermost part of the body: head, noddle, pate, poll. Slang: bean, conk, dome, noggin, noodle, nut. See BODY. II verb 1. To stop or prevent passage of: bar, dam, impede, obstruct. Idiom: be (or stand) in the way of. See OPEN. 2. To plug up something, as a hole, space, or container: choke, clog, close, congest, cork, fill, plug, stop. See FULL. 3. To cut off from sight. Also used with out: conceal, hide1, obscure, obstruct, screen, shroud, shut off (or out). See SHOW.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

Synonyms:
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