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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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They got the ball in the blockhole and made it difficult for us to get those boundaries.
Moles indicated New Zealand were desperate to claim the two-match series tonight and had targeted rotating the strike and hitting the blockhole with the ball as areas of improvement.
Flintoff, 30, was the beneficiary as the South Africans clearly struggled to pick up deliveries speared into the blockhole.
Onions, though, was unable to get the final ball in the blockhole and all-rounder Steven Croft hoisted the ball over the cover ropes as the Dynamos snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
Neither Doshi nor Snape is a great turner of the ball so shouldn't be regular wickettakers but what they rely on is an uncanny ability to fire it in at the blockhole or add extra loop at will.