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According to WordNet, the verb "block" has 16 sense(s).

200477528 shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment".

202145543 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".

200269423 prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government".

201147060 impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack".

201217924 support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car".

202198423 interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle".

201057034 interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station".

201478002 render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road".

200477382 shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly".

201479333 obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked".

202557199 hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn".

200609100 be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!".

201476483 block passage through; "obstruct the path".

201531492 stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover".

202559752 stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process".

202444297 run on a block system; "block trains".


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