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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

verb arrest, avert, ban, bar, barricade, blockade, bridle, check, choke, clog, close, cohibit, constrict, cramp, curb, dam, debar, delay, encumber, estop, exclude, fend off, forbid, foreclose, frustrate, halt, hamper, hinder, hobble, intercept, interdict, interfere with, jam, leave out, limit, obstruct, occlude, oppose, parry, plug up, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, repulse, restrain, restrict, retard, shut off, shut up, snag, stall, stand in the way, stay, stem, stop, stop up, thwart, trammel, wall up
See also: arrest, balk, ban, bar, barrier, bind, blockade, bulk, censorship, check, clog, condemn, constrain, constrict, contain, damper, deadlock, debar, defeat, delay, deter, deterrence, deterrent, disadvantage, disqualify, encumber, enjoin, exclude, forbid, halt, hamper, hinder, hold up, impasse, impede, impediment, inhibit, interdict, interfere, interpose, interruption, keep, kill, land, limitation, lock, obstacle, obstruct, obstruction, obturate, occlude, oppose, parcel, parry, plot, preclude, prevent, procrastinate, prohibit, prohibition, real estate, resist, restrain, section, shut, stall, stave, stay, stem, stifle, stop, strangle, toll, vicinity, withhold, withstand
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The more big block deals there are, the more large office users seem to be circling the dwindling number of remaining spaces, concerned perhaps that availabilities in the market will dry up.
If the DE sits in his spot, the guard blocks him out; if the DE runs up field or out, the guard turns up and blocks the first defender to show, usually inside.
In fact, it provides them to a variety of European manufacturers, everything from blocks for the Mercedes A Class to the VW W12.
Likewise, an iSCSIattached server may store and retrieve block data from iSCSIattached storage arrays or traditional Fibre Channel arrays front-ended by IP storage switches.
Indeed, there still isn't general-purpose way--other than by trial and error--to determine whether it's possible to go from one particular block arrangement to another given array.
The 2500-employee, green sand iron foundry (which makes cylinder heads, manifolds, flywheels and bearing caps in addition to seven block programs) has a significant challenge on its hands, and is reminded of it daily by its new nextdoor neighbor.
Block - who Baca described as a ``professional father figure,'' - had given him promotions and awards.
Put simply, the credo here is that if we block it we don't have to dig, set, or spike it.
SANs are ideal for sharing block data over open systems networks such as Fibre Channel or iSCSI.
For voters, it was a choice between Baca, 56, or voting for Block with the knowledge that if he won, by law, the county Board of Supervisors would select a successor as sheriff to fill the position until the November 2000 election.
ethylene-propylene rubber), the block copolymer poly(styrene-b-ethylene co-propylene-b-styrene) is written as S-EP-S.
The Drug-Free Block Plan requires a true community and police partnership.