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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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Half a block down another building opened fire on us.
When all were done, the major-domo of the Prince of Helium recalled to the block such as had favourably impressed him.
There was little haggling as to price, and none at all when Vas Kor was placed upon the block. His merchant-master accepted the first offer that was made for him, and thus a Dusarian noble entered the household of Carthoris.
On hemmed-in ground, I would block any way of retreat.
On the day that you take up your command, block the frontier passes, destroy the official tallies, and stop the passage of all emissaries.
SOFT BLOCKS A gathering of pillows in a home is akin to a lumberyard delivery for a builder.
* 500-600 blocks of Country Club Lane and Country Club Drive;
[USPRwire, Tue Jul 30 2019] As the name suggests, block former simultaneously compress and cuts the cheese into blocks by feeding curd from the top.
[ClickPress, Wed Jul 31 2019] As the name suggests, block former simultaneously compress and cuts the cheese into blocks by feeding curd from the top.
In the face of the dying craft of block printing, which Ahmed predicts would soon see its demise, he is one among the few remaining who have expertise in making blocks for printing.
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) on Wednesday launched second bid round for five major exploration blocks with substantial oil and gas potential.
Summary: The Ministry of Oil and Gas has tendered out six Blocks as part of the 2019 Oman Licensing Round