from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of blocking, or the state of being blocked, in any sense of the verb block.
  • noun Blocks used to support anything temporarily.
  • noun A small rough piece of wood fitted in and glued to the interior angle formed by two boards, in order to strengthen the joint between them.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of obstructing, supporting, shaping, or stamping with a block or blocks.
  • noun Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of block.
  • noun The act by which something is blocked; an obstruction.
  • noun theater The precise movement and positioning of actors on a stage in order to facilitate the performance of a play, ballet, film or opera (originally planned using miniature blocks).
  • noun Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements


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