Block(blk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blocked (blkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Blocking.] [Cf. F. bloquer, fr. bloc block. See Block, n.] 1. To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way; -- used both of persons and things; -- often followed by up; as, to block up a road or harbor; to block an entrance.
With moles . . . would block the port.Rowe.
A city . . . besieged and blocked about.Milton.
2. To secure or support by means of blocks; to secure, as two boards at their angles of intersection, by pieces of wood glued to each.
3. To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to
block a hat.
4. to cause (any activity) to halt by creating an obstruction; as, to
block a nerve impulse; to
block a biochemical reaction with a drug.
To block out, to begin to reduce to shape; to mark out roughly; to lay out; to outline; as, to
block out a plan.
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