block

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Homophones[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
block

Plural
blocks

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  1. A block is a hard piece of material, usually with six smooth sides.
    When I was young, I liked building things with wooden blocks.
  2. A city block is the distance from one road to the next.
    We have to walk about three blocks to the restaurant.
  3. In computers, a block is a computer restriction that prevents access to something.
    I could not start a page on Wikipedia because of a block

Verb[change]

Plain form
block

Third-person singular
blocks

Past tense
blocked

Past participle
blocked

Present participle
blocking

  1. (transitive) If X is blocking Y, then Y can't go past X.
    The water in the bath won't go down. There's something blocking the drain.
    The road was blocked by police.
    Excuse me! You're blocking my view. I can't see.