Textual thesaurus for "block"

(noun) blocking

the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

(noun) auction block

a platform from which an auctioneer sells

they put their paintings on the block

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

an obstruction in a pipe or tube

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

(noun) engine block, cylinder block

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

the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked

(noun) pulley, pulley block, pulley-block

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

(noun) mental block

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

(noun) city block

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

he lives in the next block

(noun) cube

a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

(verb) immobilise, immobilize, freeze

prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)

Blocked funds; Freeze the assets of this hostile government

(verb) blank out, draw a blank, forget

be unable to remember

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

(verb) jam

interfere with or prevent the reception of signals

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

(verb) deflect, parry

impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

block an attack

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

block passage through

obstruct the path

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

render unsuitable for passage

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

(verb) stuff, choke up, lug


My nose is all stuffed; Her arteries are blocked

(verb) obstruct

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

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

hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

His brother blocked him at every turn

(verb) stop, halt, kibosh

stop from happening or developing

Block his election; Halt the process