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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
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Because the blocking schemes are limited, linemen get more repetitions and become more execution proficient at a faster pace.
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.
Some state and local governments have arranged with telephone companies to provide call blocking features only for government lines.
Blocking spam with stronger proprietary email filters is only one component of AOL's ongoing, continuing fight against junk email and spammers.
Blocking may be the easiest skill to teach and may require the most common sense of them all.
A good example of this is a playside tackle blocking down on a defensive lineman aligned head-up or on the outside shoulder of the guard.
Between Monday, February 12, and Sunday the 18th, nearly 100,000 customers called Pacific Bell to ask questions or to order a blocking option.
The Stretch from 2-backs permits us to get the additional back involved at the POA without adjusting any blocking assignments.
Defeating a Cut Block (for a LB and DB): As you attack the man blocking you, read his head.
The blocking is designed for a strong or short-yardage running game that will not only provide ball-control but help take time off the clock and force the defense to come up to defend -- making your option and counter series more effective.
Tailback -- take an angled course to the 6 hole and run right down the middle of the alley created by the angled blocking.