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  • nounmass of material
  • nounobstruction
  • verbobstruct

synonyms for block

  • bar
  • brick
  • chunk
  • piece
  • section
  • slab
  • square
  • cake
  • cube
  • hunk
  • ingot
  • loaf
  • lump
  • oblong
  • segment
  • slice
  • solid
See also synonyms for: blocked / blocking
  • wall
  • roadblock
  • chunk
  • bar
  • barrier
  • clog
  • blockage
  • stoppage
  • stop
  • snag
  • obstruction
  • jam
  • impediment
  • hindrance
  • mass
  • obstacle
  • blank wall
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antonyms for block

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  • whole
  • opening
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How to use block in a sentence

The block highlighted in red was the one above which the blocks were no longer balanced.
HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU BUILD A STAIRCASE?ZACH WISSNER-GROSSFEBRUARY 26, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Some will guard from their cars, while others will pace around the block, flashlights in hand.
AN ASIAN AMERICAN FAMILY WAS BEING HARASSED. NEIGHBORS NOW STAND GUARD EACH NIGHT AT THEIR HOME.SYDNEY PAGEFEBRUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Since larger blocks of ice take longer to melt, this system can safely be used over long periods during entertaining without added refrigeration.
BEST ICE PICK: A VERSATILE WINTER TOOL FOR CAMPING AND MOREPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMFEBRUARY 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Whetstones are essentially blocks of sandpaper in different textures.
THE BEST KNIFE SHARPENER TO KEEP YOUR BLADES SAFE AND EFFECTIVEEDMUND TORRFEBRUARY 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Some volunteers drive more than an hour to walk these blocks — largely deserted by a combination of fear and pandemic lockdown — to hand out bilingual fliers that explain how to report a crime to police.
‘NOBODY CAME, NOBODY HELPED’: FEARS OF ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE RATTLE THE COMMUNITYMARIAN LIU, RACHEL HATZIPANAGOSFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Only blocks away is Kasimpasa, the neighborhood where Erdogan was born.
THE 'BADASS CHIEF OF STAFF' OF TURKEY'S OPPOSITION FACES YEARS IN JAIL AFTER CHALLENGING ERDOGAN'S POWER. SHE'S NOT BACKING DOWNJOSEPH HINCKS / ISTANBULFEBRUARY 24, 2021TIME
A real knowledge of war, born of experience and fluency in siege warfare, with the ability to enter one home and pass through an entire city block undetected by crawling house to house through holes blown out between the walls.
THE WOMEN WHO FOUGHT TO DEFEND THEIR HOMES AGAINST ISISGAYLE TZEMACH LEMMONFEBRUARY 22, 2021TIME
Fire organizations—which provide important information during the country’s bushfire season, which is under way—charities, including food banks, and some state health department pages were also caught up in the sudden block.
HOW FACEBOOK’S AUSTRALIA NEWS BAN COULD HAMPER VACCINE ROLLOUT TO ABORIGINAL PEOPLEAMY GUNIAFEBRUARY 22, 2021TIME
Where water, clothing, and food were being distributed, lines snaked around the block.
THE GOVERNMENT FAILED TEXANS—SO PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET STEPPED INTANYA BASUFEBRUARY 19, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Before Block became co-CEO, he had a myriad other high-level titles including co-chairman, president and COO — two of which, by the way, Taylor has today.
SALESFORCE HAS BUILT A DEEP BENCH OF EXECUTIVE TALENT VIA ACQUISITIONRON MILLERDECEMBER 31, 2020TECHCRUNCH
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WORDS RELATED TO BLOCK

  • apprehend
  • be early
  • be one step ahead of
  • beat someone to it
  • block
  • delay
  • forestall
  • hinder
  • hold back
  • intercept
  • precede
  • preclude
  • prepare for
  • prevent
  • provide against
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