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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLOCKED

All her doors were blocked up, and she lived alone, so there was no one to dig her out.

They were blocked by vehicles of all kinds, and their footways were crowded with vegetables.

For three minutes they had blocked the view for everybody behind them!

Then the light was shut out as the great figure of Jake blocked the doorway.

But, to his surprise, his path was blocked by Jed, who quietly stepped in front of him.

The thoroughfares are blocked, and people are pushed about and assaulted.

Ay, but the water's blocked in the main working, and it's not safe to go down.

Nancy blocked him at the foot of them with both hands on his shoulders.

As to the men of Phyle, they too blocked the street at the opposite end, and facing the foe.

They blocked up the streets with carts and coaches to prevent his escape.

WORD ORIGIN

"solid piece," c.1300, from Old French bloc "log, block" of wood (13c.), via Middle Dutch bloc "trunk of a tree" or Old High German bloh, from a common Germanic source, from PIE *bhlugo-, from *bhelg- "a thick plank, beam" (see balk).

Meaning "mould for a hat" is from 1570s. Slang sense of "head" is from 1630s. Extended sense of "obstruction" is first recorded 1640s. In cricket from 1825; in U.S. football from 1912. The meaning in city block is 1796, from the notion of a "compact mass" of buildings; slang meaning "fashionable promenade" is 1869.

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