- 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
- ▪ 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
- ▪ 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
- ▪ a building or part of a complex used for a particular purpose a cell block 同義詞
- ▪ 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
- ▪ 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 反義詞
- ▪ (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 反義詞
- ▪ put an obstacle in the way of (something proposed or attempted) he stood up, blocking her escape the administration tried to block an agreement on farm subsidies 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ 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
- ▪ 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.