blocked blocked  /b ˈlɑkt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) closed to traffic
  2. (adj) completely obstructed or closed off

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Several weeks ago, President Ford blocked the sale of some 10 million metric tons of grain to the Soviets and is permitting them to buy scarcely one-fifth of that amount.
  2. NO WEST In December, Iran blocked YouTube and other popular websites like Amazon.
  3. They are trapped in a narrow swath of jungle, with all avenues of escape blocked by either soldiers or antipersonnel mines.

News

  1. Crash blocked lanes of I-4 in Lake Mary

    At least two lanes of eastbound I-4 were blocked Thursday evening in Lake Mary because of a two-car
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Central Florida News 13

  2. Blocked roads, downed trees in St. Mary's County

    - Officials in southern Maryland are dealing with reports of blocked roads and trees that have fallen on houses.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WTOP Radio Washington, DC

  3. Underwater weekend: Blocked culvert floods portion of Hedge Road

    A blocked storm culvert beneath the end of the Old Colony rail line in North Plymouth flooded a section of Hedge Road over the weekend, stranding residents in one nearby condominium complex and flooding basements in another.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin

Quotes

  1. "Tonight he was unbelieveable," Rivers added. "He made the big shot. He just did a lot of things. The blocked shots, the steals. He's our quarterback."
    on Jun 6, 2010 By: Doc Rivers Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I just tried to make a good swing and blocked it left," Mickelson said. "I hit a good shot out of the swamp, but I hit the third shot way too hard."
    on Jul 15, 2007 By: Phil Mickelson Source: USA Today

  3. "Unfortunately this proposal -- which received the support of a bipartisan majority in the Senate -- was recently blocked," Obama noted. "So, I will be creating this commission by executive order."
    on Feb 12, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

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