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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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Mental blocks and self-defeating attitudes often stem from stressful experiences that occurred in a learning environment or somehow became associated with a given subject.
"I wouldn't say there was a mental block in the team.
He said: "I don't think it's a mental block because we played very well.
And Williams, now 82, added: 'The Andy Haden line-out dive in 1978 and last autumn's one point defeat was a mental block that should now hopefully be consigned to the bin.
"I hope the players won't get a mental block about Europe.
Guest told the stewards he had had a mental block, and was stood down for 10 days taking in jumps meetings between July 13 and July 27.
Nakagawa said during a speech on Saturday in Obihiro, Hokkaido, that the media have a mental block over the textbook issue as if suffering from CJD.
Bedell said that he heard him, but had a mental block on the subject nonetheless.
Sarri accused his men of having a "mental block" after they TURN TO PAGE 52 MOTM richarlison top four fading started brightly but collapsed in the second half, as Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson won it for the Toffees.
"In the build-up to Japan everyone has had a mental block about beating New Zealand.
? ROBERTO MARTINEZ spoke of the 'mental block' his players had to overcome to win at Old Trafford.
Giles, however, does not believe there is a national mental block when it comes to clinching the ODI silverware.