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- adj. obstructed impeding general movement.
- adj. obstructed impeding total flow in a pipe, etc.
- v. Past tense and past participle of to block.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. closed to traffic.
- adj. at a complete standstill because of opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions.
- adj. unusable because of some obstruction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. closed to traffic
- adj. completely obstructed or closed off
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From today, brands can request to have their name blocked from use with the new suffix, which goes live next year.
But more seriously, I think times when a story begins to bog down and I feel "blocked" is most often due to something intrinsically wrong with the scene or character or point of view I'm working on.
You spend four or so years in "blocked" college time, serene in the knowledge that nothing will change (short of failure, which is of the catastrophic/sublime mode).
I never heard that the arugula and cilantro that are supposedly blocked is the main problem.
Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube remain blocked, as they have been since Iran's political turmoil began following the disputed June 12 presidential election.
-- F Caleb Palkert played just 12 minutes per game but still finished second on the team in blocked shots with 22.
-- F Matt Sauey led the team in blocked shots and was also one of six players who averaged between 7.6 and 8.9 ppg.
The Nittany Lions finished at the bottom of the conference in blocked shots and steals.
Chism also paced the team in blocked shots with 48.
-- Alzner and Carlson tied for the team-high in blocked shots with four each.