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1. [Noun]: a platform from which an auctioneer sells; "they put their paintings on the block"
2. [Noun]: housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
3. [Noun]: a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"
4. [Noun]: 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"
5. [Noun]: a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block"
6. [Noun]: a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
7. [Noun]: (American football) the act of obstructing someone''s path with your body; "he threw a rolling block into the line backer"
8. [Noun]: a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
9. [Noun]: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
10. [Noun]: 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
11. [Noun]: 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"
12. [Noun]: (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"
13. [Verb]: interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
14. [Verb]: support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
15. [Verb]: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
16. [Verb]: stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"
17. [Verb]: interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
18. [Verb]: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
19. [Verb]: shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
20. [Verb]: be unable to remember; "I''m drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"
21. [Verb]: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
22. [Verb]: block passage through; "obstruct the path"
23. [Verb]: obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
24. [Verb]: 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"
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