block

Part of speech: verb

To stop; impede; obstruct; often with up.

Part of speech: noun

A solid piece, as of wood, metal, or stone; an obstruction.

Part of speech: noun

A section; a row, as of houses.

Part of speech: noun

A pulley, or set of pulleys, in a frame.

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Usage examples "block":

  1. I was too far away to interfere, and by the time I had reached the prison you and your companion were a block away." - "The Lost Despatch", Natalie Sumner Lincoln.
  2. Block, said Loudon, I met him this mornin'. - "Paradise Bend", William Patterson White.
  3. And I 'm going to knock somebody's block off! - "The Cross-Cut", Courtney Ryley Cooper.