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- v. To obstruct
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- v. obstruct access to
- v. render unsuitable for passage
- v. block off the passage through
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At Teehan’s, a student hangout a block off campus that served ten-cent beers, I had several while chatting with a boyish, impressive Bill Clinton.
The radio station, a block off Decatur Street and close to Jackson Square, looked pretty much the same as it had then, the reception area with its padded benches, one wall covered by a glass case ï¬lled with awards and news items, pictures of celebrities, and even an authentic voodoo doll.
Chlorpromazine and other antipsychotic drugs seem to block off the dopamine receptors selectively; that is, they don't affect the receptors of other neurotransmitters.
“Only thing open this end of town is H. P.‘s, a block off Cypress, down from the Slug.
So he was called Scraps, and, since he was nobody's dog, was everybody's dog -- so much so, that Mr. Jackson promised to knock Ah Moy's block off if he did not feed the puppy well, while Sigurd Halvorsen, in the forecastle, did his best to knock off Henrik Gjertsen's block when the latter was guilty of kicking Scraps out of his way.
"The private Chinese lunch club with forty-three members called the 74 in a block off Pedder Street that contains a gourmet chef from Shanghai, teen-age hostesses and bedrooms and saunas and devices that dirty old men need to raise their Steamless Stalks? Eh?"