- a large solid piece of hard material, especially rock, stone, or wood, typically with flat surfaces on each side；a sturdy flat-topped piece of wood used as a work surface
- make the movement or flow in (a passage, pipe, road, etc.) difficult or impossible；put an obstacle in the way of (something proposed or attempted)
verb: block, 3rd person present: blocks, gerund or present participle: blocking, past tense: blocked, past participle: blocked
noun: block, plural noun: blocks
- 1. a large solid piece of hard material, especially rock, stone, or wood, typically with flat surfaces on each side a block of marble 同義詞
- ▪ a sturdy flat-topped piece of wood used as a work surface a chopping block
- ▪ a packaged rectangular portion of butter, ice cream, chocolate, etc. a family block of ice cream 同義詞
- ▪ British a set of sheets of paper glued along one edge, used for drawing or writing on a sketching block 同義詞
- ▪ a starting block Jackson jetted out of his blocks
- ▪ a piece of wood or metal engraved for printing on paper or fabric.
- ▪ a large metal moulding containing the cylinders of an internal combustion engine.
- ▪ a head-shaped mould for shaping hats or wigs.
- 2. British a large single building subdivided into separate rooms, flats, or offices a block of flats 同義詞
- ▪ a building or part of a complex used for a particular purpose a shower block 同義詞
- ▪ a group of buildings bounded by four streets she went for a run round the block
- ▪ North American any urban or suburban area bounded by four streets ours was the ugliest house on the block
- ▪ North American the length of one side of a block, especially as a measure of distance he lives a few blocks away from the museum
- 3. a large quantity or allocation of things regarded as a unit a block of shares final examinations will be taken in a block at the end of the course 同義詞
- ▪ a large piece of text processed as a unit.
- 4. an obstacle to the normal progress or functioning of something substantial demands for time off may constitute a block to career advancement an emotional block 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ an act of blocking someone or something Marshall's shot drew a fine block from the goalkeeper
- ▪ a chock for stopping the motion of a wheel.
- ▪ the spot on which a batter rests the end of the bat while waiting to receive a ball.
- 5. a flat area of something, especially a solid area of colour cover the eyelid with a neutral block of colour
- ▪ Australian, New Zealand historical an area of land, in particular a tract offered to an individual settler by a government.
- ▪ Australian an urban or suburban building plot.
- 6. a pulley or system of pulleys mounted in a case a simple pulley block
- 1. make the movement or flow in (a passage, pipe, road, etc.) difficult or impossible the narrow roads were blocked by cars block up the holes with sticky tape 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ put an obstacle in the way of (something proposed or attempted) he stood up, blocking her escape they tried to block the release of the film 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ prevent access to or use of (email, a website, or a mobile phone) some companies use these IMEI numbers to block stolen phones
- ▪ restrict the use or conversion of (currency or any other asset).
- ▪ (in sport) hinder or stop the movement or action of (an opponent, a ball, etc.) Knight did well to block Soloman's shot 同義詞
- ▪ stop (a ball) with the bat defensively.
- ▪ play in such a way that opponents are prevented from establishing (a long suit).
- 2. impress text or a design on (a book cover).
- 3. shape or reshape (a hat) on a mould nobody cleans and blocks old felt hats any more
- 4. design or plan the movements of actors on a stage or movie set.