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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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Every team with mental blocks, they don't want the ball.
But it's when we come home we seem to have a mental block.
Klose claimed it was silly to suggest Germany had a mental block when it came to playing Italy even if the wounds of the 2006 World Cup semi-final defeat, a 2-0 loss after extra-time, have left scars.
Strangely, the Toffees of Everton have probably got more momentum than any of the other semi-finalists at this stage - but they always seem to have a mental block against their city rivals.
3pm DW STADUIM WIGAN vMAN UTD WIGAN boss Roberto Martinez admits his team have a mental block when it comes to playing Manchester United.
ANDY REID has warned Sunderland they must not let their away-day blues turn into a mental block.
But he said: "We haven't played well for the last month but we are confident there will be no mental block in the next game.
In the NFC, Philadelphia are obvious but my hometown team have some sort of mental block and don't seem to be able to pull it out for the big games.
For a player who is doing so much to raise his profile at the moment, the whole of Wales seems to have a mental block on Tom Shanklin.
I BELIEVE Rhodri Morgan must have had some temporary mental block or seizure of the mind to have acted as he did.
Instead, there can be a mental block to trying treatments that seem a little too feminine for comfort.
Other teams use failure as an excuse for more failure and it becomes a mental block," he said.