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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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Whenever fractured and faulty rocks are blasted, much of the explosive energy is lost in the incompetent zones, resulting in blocky fragments.
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It only takes a single glance at Central Presbyterian Church to notice the large, grey bricks that make up its blocky structure, and to hastily assume that it is a cold place.
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The channel contains polygonal patterns, branched channels, blocky debris and mound/cone formations, all of which are similar to formations found where permafrost melts on Earth.