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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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If there are pets in the house, the best place for blocking may be behind a closed door.
Because the blocking schemes are limited, linemen get more repetitions and become more execution proficient at a faster pace.
Some state and local governments have arranged with telephone companies to provide call blocking features only for government lines.
Recover (expect deflections and digs in your blocking area)
By shifting to an approach that retains local control, protects younger students and empowers older students and holds them accountable, school districts can help young people develop effective filtering and blocking systems that will reside in the hardware that sits upon their shoulders.
Preliminary results of research conducted by the Online Policy Group and Electronic Frontier Foundation found that schools that implement Internet blocking software with the least restrictive settings will block up to 5 percent of search results based on state-mandated curriculum topics.
He must work hard to shorten the corner for the running back when blocking on a DE.
We believe that their aggressive blocking is what sets them apart from other receivers.
A covered lineman in the Outside Zone Stretch scheme will use a "stretch hook" technique for blocking. He will:
The QB next calls the play to the OL along with the blocking assignment.
Coaches can make up a sheet consisting of four or five diagrams of the punt formation for use as a scouting report on the punt return and blocking (Diag.
This transfer of energy is caused by the left leg blocking linear acceleration and the left arm blocking shoulder rotation.