- a large solid piece of hard material, especially rock, stone, or wood, typically with flat surfaces on each side；a sturdy, flat-topped block used as a work surface, typically for chopping food
- make the movement or flow in (a passage, pipe, road, etc.) difficult or impossible；put an obstacle in the way of (something proposed or attempted)
verb: block, 3rd person present: blocks, gerund or present participle: blocking, past tense: blocked, past participle: blocked
noun: block, plural noun: blocks
- 1. a large solid piece of hard material, especially rock, stone, or wood, typically with flat surfaces on each side a block of marble 同義詞 chunk, hunk, brick, slab, lump, ... 更多
- ▪ a sturdy, flat-topped block used as a work surface, typically for chopping food a chopping block
- ▪ British a set of sheets of paper glued along one edge, used for drawing or writing on a sketching block 同義詞 pad, notebook, tablet, sketchbook, scratch pad, ... 更多
- ▪ any of a set of solid cubes used as a child's toy.
- ▪ a starting block the thrust a sprinter gets when coming out of the blocks
- ▪ a piece of wood or metal engraved for printing on paper or fabric.
- ▪ the main body of an internal combustion engine, containing the pistons.
- ▪ a head-shaped mold used for shaping hats or wigs.
- 2. British a large single building subdivided into separate rooms, apartments, or offices an apartment block 同義詞 building, complex, structure, development
- ▪ a building or part of a complex used for a particular purpose a cell block 同義詞 building, complex, structure, development
- ▪ North American the area bounded by four streets in a town or suburb ours was the ugliest house on the block she went for a run around the block
- ▪ North American the length of one side of a town block, typically as a measure of distance he lives a few blocks away from the museum
- 3. a large quantity or allocation of things regarded as a unit a block of shares block grants 同義詞 batch, group, cluster, set, section, ... 更多
- ▪ a large piece of text processed as a unit.
- ▪ an unseparated unit of at least four postage stamps in at least two rows, generally a group of four.
- 4. an obstacle to the normal progress or functioning of something substantial demands for time off may constitute a block to career advancement an emotional block 同義詞 obstacle, obstruction, bar, barrier, impediment, ... 更多反義詞 assistance, encouragement
- ▪ (in sports) a hindering or stopping of an opponent's movement or action Marshall's shot drew a fine block from the goalkeeper
- ▪ a shot in which the racket is held stationary rather than being swung back, especially a stop volley.
- ▪ a chock for stopping the motion of a wheel.
- 5. a flat area of something, especially a solid area of color cover the eyelid with a neutral block of color
- 6. a pulley or system of pulleys mounted in a case a simple pulley block
- 7. informal a person's head “I'll knock your block off,” he said
- 1. make the movement or flow in (a passage, pipe, road, etc.) difficult or impossible block up the holes with sticky tape a police cordon blocked off roads 同義詞 clog (up), stop up, choke, plug, obstruct, ... 更多反義詞 unblock, open
- ▪ put an obstacle in the way of (something proposed or attempted) he stood up, blocking her escape they tried to block the release of the film 同義詞 hinder, hamper, obstruct, impede, inhibit, ... 更多反義詞 help, facilitate
- ▪ prevent access to or use of (email, a website, or a mobile phone) some companies use these IMEI numbers to block stolen phones
- ▪ restrict the use or conversion of (currency or any other asset).
- ▪ (in sports) hinder or stop the movement or action of (an opponent, a ball, etc.) Knight did well to block Soloman's shot 同義詞 parry, stop, defend against, fend off, stave off, ... 更多
- ▪ play in such a way that an opponent cannot establish (a long suit).
- ▪ produce insensibility in (a part of the body) by injecting an anesthetic close to the nerves that supply it.
- 2. impress text or a design on (a book cover).
- 3. shape or reshape (a hat) using a wooden mold nobody cleans and blocks old felt hats any more
- 4. design or plan the movements of actors on a stage or movie set.