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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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OKW Electronics Introduces Pluggable PCB Terminal Block
I was wrong," said Newmark Knight Frank executive vice president, Mark Weiss, who had stated in a conversation with REW months ago that the stock of big block space in midtown wouldn't dip into scarcity because blocks like the Time Life sublease space at 1271 Avenue of the Americas would always create at least moderate levels of availability.
The front side linemen block down, sealing the inside gaps, just as on Power 6.
Test blocks are calibrated at the company's facility and correspond to durometer values of 30 points to 90 points in increments of 10.
Porsche AG, KS ATAG had, like other block casters, performed simply a cubing operation on the blocks: the initial Op.
The servers and storage devices on the storage network send and receive block data.
Flake and Baum demonstrated that certain block configurations in a variation on Rush Hour permit the same sort of logic operations.
Fuel concerns and the always-on-the-horizon tightening of corporate average fuel economy standards are big reasons why the forecast for aluminum's share of car and light vehicle engine block applications is expected to explode by 48% over the next 10 years.
I think the refs think that since I got beat I must have committed a foul going for the block from behind.
In some areas, telephone companies use the same code to block caller ID as they do to cancel the block.
The single-loaded corridors on the east side of the block are entirely glazed with a frameless system, making them feel open like access galleries, and giving generous views out.
At the same time, all TaxCut products are backed by the experienced tax professionals at H&R Block - and this is the focus of the successful new ad campaign.