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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
References in classic literature ?
We're only a couple of blocks now from where I got you out of that entrance.
The road passed through the town, where men seemed to be beating brass and crying "Water," where the passage was blocked by mules and cleared by whips and curses, where the women walked barefoot, their heads balancing baskets, and cripples hastily displayed mutilated members; it issued among steep green fields, not so green but that the earth showed through.
They blocked the way; they seized him, and though he fell, groveling upon his knees before them, begging for his life, they bound him and hurled him to the floor of the inner temple.
But Joe blocked the two, ducked a third, stepped to the side to avoid a fourth, and was then driven backward into a corner by a hurricane of blows.
But Joe covered up, blocked, and fell into a clinch.
Each block [c.sub.i], i = 1, ..., s, is considered together with all [c.sub.j], j = i + 1, ..., S s, accordingly.
According to her, the BD266,950 ($702,260) project, which was awarded to Bahrain Pipes, will cater to 15 blocks in the Northern Governorate.
Manama, June 1 (BNA): The Sanitary Engineering Assistant Undersecretary in the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning Asma Murad said the Ministry has achieved 65% progress in the C3 Storm Water Drainage Project, which is hoped to serve 15 blocks in the Northern Governorate.
Even though blocking is considered the final step, you should block your swatches before casting on for your project.
Block 42 had been identified as a suitable starting point to implement OOC's goal to conduct exploration.
This is the concept of a frame, or a virtual block. This is a block that has no block symbol.
Minister of Oil and Minerals Ahmed Abdullah Daris said to Saba on Monday that this move come after the continued requests that rolled on the oil ministry by the oil companies that have expressed interest in acquiring the concession in a number of the blocks mentioned above or the 15 blocks that have been announced earlier.