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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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Pressed block, being porous, has a relatively poor thermal conductivity which results in the block heating up rapidly and progressively.
Every year H&R Block helps hundreds of thousands of Americans review their returns from previous years, free of charge, to ensure they've claimed the maximum refund they are entitled to by law," said Tim Gokey, president of H&R Block Retail Tax Services.
The slot on the play side sprints to block the defensive back covering the wide receiver.
The other major type of hardware block in the Transport block is the Transport layer State Machine, which is responsible for making the interface look like Parallel ATA.
But he also was hindered by allegations that he had offered Block a deal to quit the race, including the title of sheriff emeritus with a staff car and driver as well as continued official responsibilities.
Aluminum offers superior heat transfer characteristics compared to cast iron, making it a more desirable engine block material.
A new study being conducted by H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), with researchers from Harvard University, will help show whether new tax regulations that enable taxpayers to split refunds into different investments and accounts can help breathe new life into one of America's oldest savings vehicles - the U.
The blocking of the tight end, playside guard, and tackle is the same: Block down on the first defender from your inside gap.
Block, who is running for re-election against Lee Baca, remained in serious condition Wednesday at USC University Hospital with no significant change, the hospital said in a statement.
The cover attaches to the rear of the engine block.
H&R Block is an active participant in the IRS VITA Program, which offers free tax help to qualified low-income individuals.
If DT runs upfield, no block will be necessary since FB will be gone before DT can close.