- v render unsuitable for passage
- v hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
His brother blocked him at every turn
- v stop from happening or developing
- v interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
- v run on a block system
- v interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia
- v shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage
- v stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
- v obstruct
Her arteries are blocked
- v block passage through
- v support, secure, or raise with a block
- v impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
- v be unable to remember
- v shape by using a block
- v shape into a block or blocks
- v prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
- s closed to traffic
the repaving results in many blocked streets
- s completely obstructed or closed off
the storm was responsible for many blocked roads and bridges
- PHILADELPHIA: In a major decision reaffirming guarantees of free speech, three federal judges blocked enforcement of the Communications Decency Act Wednesday, ruling that the .
- 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.
- GARRETT NAIL, Atlanta resident, who joined neighbors to clear a tree that blocked a road to their community; flash floods in the southeast have killed at least eight people.
- Doc Rivers in Los Angeles Times
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."
- Phil Mickelson in USA Today
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."
- Barack Obama in AFP
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."