Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) block (a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)) "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
- S: (n) block, city block (a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings) "he lives in the next block"
- S: (n) block, cube (a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides)
- S: (n) block (a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit) "he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"
- S: (n) block (housing in a large building that is divided into separate units) "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
- S: (n) block ((computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted) "since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"
- S: (n) block, mental block (an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension) "I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block"
- S: (n) pulley, pulley-block, pulley block, block (a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope)
- S: (n) engine block, cylinder block, block (a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine) "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"
- S: (n) blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage (an obstruction in a pipe or tube) "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
- S: (n) auction block, block (a platform from which an auctioneer sells) "they put their paintings on the block"
- S: (n) blocking, block (the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements)
- S: (v) barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar (render unsuitable for passage) "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
- S: (v) obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass (hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of) "His brother blocked him at every turn"
- S: (v) stop, halt, block, kibosh (stop from happening or developing) "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
- S: (v) jam, block (interfere with or prevent the reception of signals) "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
- S: (v) block (run on a block system) "block trains"
- S: (v) block (interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia) "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
- S: (v) obstruct, block (shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight) "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
- S: (v) block (stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block) "block the book cover"
- S: (v) stuff, lug, choke up, block (obstruct) "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
- S: (v) obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up (block passage through) "obstruct the path"
- S: (v) block (support, secure, or raise with a block) "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
- S: (v) parry, block, deflect (impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)) "block an attack"
- S: (v) forget, block, blank out, draw a blank (be unable to remember) "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"
- S: (v) block (shape by using a block) "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
- S: (v) block (shape into a block or blocks) "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
- S: (v) freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise (prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)) "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"