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Synonyms for blockblɒk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. block(noun)

    a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

    Synonyms:
    stop, stoppage, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    free, unfreeze, release, unblock

  2. block, city block(noun)

    a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings

    Synonyms:
    stop, stoppage, closure, city block, mental block, block, pulley-block, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    unblock, unfreeze, release, free

  3. block, cube(noun)

    a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

    Synonyms:
    auction block, pulley-block, mental block, third power, city block, square block, cylinder block, stoppage, block, pulley, blockage, occlusion, cube, pulley block, stop, blocking, engine block, regular hexahedron, closure

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, free, unblock, release

  4. block(noun)

    a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit

    Synonyms:
    stop, stoppage, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, unblock, free, release

  5. block(noun)

    housing in a large building that is divided into separate units

    Synonyms:
    stop, stoppage, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    unblock, free, release, unfreeze

  6. block(noun)

    (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted

    Synonyms:
    stop, stoppage, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    release, unblock, free, unfreeze

  7. block, mental block(noun)

    an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension

    Synonyms:
    stop, stoppage, closure, city block, mental block, block, pulley-block, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    unblock, unfreeze, release, free

  8. pulley, pulley-block, pulley block, block(noun)

    a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope

    Synonyms:
    stop, block, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, stoppage, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    free, release, unblock, unfreeze

  9. engine block, cylinder block, block(noun)

    a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine

    Synonyms:
    stop, block, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, stoppage, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, unblock, free, release

  10. blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage(noun)

    an obstruction in a pipe or tube

    Synonyms:
    hitch, cube, blocking, full stop, stoppage, layover, cloture, law of closure, halt, plosive, gag law, diaphragm, pulley-block, pulley, arrest, closing, point, closedown, plosive speech sound, occlusion, cylinder block, check, occluded front, obstruction, mental block, engine block, full point, block, blockage, stop consonant, stopover, shutdown, stop, occlusive, city block, auction block, resolution, period, stay, pulley block, catch, plosive consonant, gag rule, closure, settlement

    Antonyms:
    release, unfreeze, unblock, free

  11. auction block, block(noun)

    a platform from which an auctioneer sells

    Synonyms:
    stop, block, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, stoppage, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    free, unblock, unfreeze, release

  12. blocking, block(verb)

    the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

    Synonyms:
    stop, block, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, stoppage, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, unblock, free, release

  13. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar(verb)

    render unsuitable for passage

    Synonyms:
    debar, block up, banish, lug, cease, immobilize, seal off, relegate, obturate, hold on, give up, jam, arrest, block off, close up, end, blank out, freeze, finish, obstruct, terminate, deflect, parry, embarrass, hold back, kibosh, lay off, draw a blank, stop over, hinder, break, impede, block, shut off, forget, exclude, stop, stuff, stymy, break off, turn back, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, discontinue, halt, contain, close off, barricado, choke up, intercept, stymie, quit, check

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, unblock, free, release

  14. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass(verb)

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    Synonyms:
    block up, lug, immobilize, seal off, obturate, handicap, jam, block off, close up, blank out, freeze, abash, obstruct, deflect, parry, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, hamper, hinder, impede, block, forget, stop, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, halt, choke up, stymie

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, release, free, unblock

  15. stop, halt, block, kibosh(verb)

    stop from happening or developing

    Synonyms:
    staunch, close up, block up, lug, halt, draw a blank, immobilise, obturate, jam, arrest, block off, intercept, end, blank out, stanch, finish, obstruct, block, deflect, impede, embarrass, hold back, lay off, turn back, stop over, break off, break, stymie, give up, forget, immobilize, stop, stuff, occlude, stymy, freeze, blockade, hold on, bar, cease, barricade, hinder, stem, discontinue, contain, parry, kibosh, choke up, terminate, hold, quit, check

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, unblock, free, release

  16. jam, block(verb)

    interfere with or prevent the reception of signals

    Synonyms:
    immobilize, block up, crush, lug, halt, ram, obturate, jam, pile, pack, block off, close up, blank out, mob, freeze, obstruct, deflect, parry, stop, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, hinder, impede, block, forget, chock up, throng, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, cram, wad, choke up, jampack, stymie

    Antonyms:
    free, release, unblock, unfreeze

  17. block(verb)

    run on a block system

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, stop, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, close up, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, parry, obturate, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    release, unfreeze, free, unblock

  18. block(verb)

    interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, stop, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, close up, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, parry, obturate, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, release, unblock, free

  19. obstruct, block(verb)

    shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, choke up, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, obturate, blank out, close up, lug, barricade, block, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, draw a blank, parry, stop, deflect, embarrass, immobilize, jam, occlude

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, release, unblock, free

  20. block(verb)

    stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, stop, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, close up, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, parry, obturate, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    release, unblock, unfreeze, free

  21. stuff, lug, choke up, block(verb)

    obstruct

    Synonyms:
    tug, block up, scarf out, lug, halt, obturate, overindulge, binge, jam, block off, close up, thrust, blank out, freeze, gormandize, obstruct, deflect, gormandise, embarrass, glut, draw a blank, engorge, gourmandize, hinder, pig out, ingurgitate, impede, block, overeat, forget, tote, immobilize, stop, stuff, stymy, squeeze, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, satiate, englut, shove, parry, kibosh, choke up, stymie, farce, overgorge, gorge

    Antonyms:
    free, release, unfreeze, unblock

  22. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)

    block passage through

    Synonyms:
    immobilize, close, button up, fold, block up, crush, lug, halt, ram, obturate, jam, pile, pack, block off, close up, blank out, mob, freeze, obstruct, deflect, parry, stop, embarrass, shut up, kibosh, draw a blank, hinder, impede, block, clam up, forget, chock up, throng, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, be quiet, occlude, barricade, dummy up, cram, wad, keep mum, choke up, jampack, stymie, shut down, belt up, close down

    Antonyms:
    unblock, release, unfreeze, free

  23. block(verb)

    support, secure, or raise with a block

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, stop, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, close up, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, parry, obturate, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    release, unblock, free, unfreeze

  24. parry, block, deflect(verb)

    impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

    Synonyms:
    ward off, debar, circumvent, evade, block up, lug, halt, sidestep, obturate, jam, stuff, fend off, block off, close up, blank out, freeze, bend, head off, obstruct, avert, deflect, impede, dodge, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, duck, hinder, avoid, block, forget, hedge, immobilize, stop, put off, stymy, fudge, blockade, immobilise, turn away, bar, occlude, barricade, obviate, elude, forefend, parry, choke up, forfend, stymie, stave off, distract, skirt

    Antonyms:
    release, free, unfreeze, unblock

  25. forget, block, blank out, draw a blank(verb)

    be unable to remember

    Synonyms:
    stuff, stop, bury, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, obturate, close up, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, block, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, kibosh, block up, forget, parry, leave, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    unblock, release, free, unfreeze

  26. block(verb)

    shape by using a block

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, stop, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, close up, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, parry, obturate, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    free, unblock, unfreeze, release

  27. block(verb)

    shape into a block or blocks

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, stop, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, close up, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, parry, obturate, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    release, unfreeze, unblock, free

  28. freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise(verb)

    prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)

    Synonyms:
    pin, block up, lug, trap, halt, obturate, suspend, jam, block off, close up, blank out, freeze, obstruct, deflect, parry, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, freeze down, hinder, impede, block, forget, freeze out, immobilize, stop, stuff, stymy, stop dead, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, choke up, stymie

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, free, release, unblock

Wiktionary

  1. block(noun)

    Synonyms:
    roof, stuff, wall

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. block

    To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.

    See synonyms for QUICKEN.

    Synonyms:
    baffle, balk, bar, check, clog, counteract, delay, embarrass, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Preposition:
    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Editors Contribution

  1. stand in the way

    obstruction progress or passage

    your biases block your good decisions your biases stand in the way of your good decisions

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. block(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    obstruct, close, BLOCKADE, shut up, stop up, block up

  2. block(n.)

    Synonyms:
    thick and heavy piece (as of wood or stone)

  3. block(n.)

    Synonyms:
    wooden mould (on which hats are made)

  4. block(n.)

    Synonyms:
    simpleton, fool, blockhead, DUNCE

  5. block(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [U. S.] mass of houses (in a square or a continuous row)

  6. block(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) pulley


Translations for block

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • منعArabic
  • пречка, задръстване, пън, каре, блок, блокирам, препречвам, блокче, скицник, цепеница, дръвник, квартал, преграждам, пресечка, препятствамBulgarian
  • blocar, bloquejar, illa, cub, bloc, bloqueigCatalan, Valencian
  • blokCzech
  • karre, spærre, blokereDanish
  • Verstopfung, Häuserblock, Block, blockieren, abblocken, Klotz, verstopfenGerman
  • manzana, cuadra, bloquear, block, obstruir, atorar, bloque, impedirSpanish
  • بلوکPersian
  • tukkia, kortteli, ehkäistä, polla, vihko, pylpyrä, torjunta, este, ploki, kimpale, saarto, möhkäle, lohkare, järkäle, pölkky, estää, asuintalo, korttelinväli, nuppi, blokkaus, tukos, neliö, sulku, halko, murikkaFinnish
  • húsablokkur, húsasamstøða, húsaleingjaFaroese
  • blocage, immeuble, rue, boucher, tronche, bloc, billot, pâté de maison, tête, bloquer, contrer, ciboulot, obstructionFrench
  • ceap, sgonnScottish Gaelic
  • גוש, חסם, מחסום, חסימה, סתם, סינןHebrew
  • रोकनाHindi
  • verricello, ingorgo, blocco, cubo, isolato, bloccare, quartina, bozzello, ceppo, blocchetto, stoppareItalian
  • ម្ដុំ, ប្លុកKhmer
  • گه‌ڕه‌کKurdish
  • айыл, тос, квартал, маалеKyrgyz
  • claudōLatin
  • bloķētLatvian
  • poraka, tāngutu, tūporoMāori
  • တုံးBurmese
  • blok, kop, versperren, verstopping, verhinderen, verstoppen, blokkeren, tegenhoudenDutch
  • blokować, blokPolish
  • impedir, obstruir, bloco, quadra, bloqueio, resma, entupir, bloquearPortuguese
  • блок, чурба́н, преграда, блокировать, коло́да, кварта́лRussian
  • zapreka, blok, četvrt, notes, zaprjeka, blokada, klada, blokirati, glava, risankaSerbo-Croatian
  • kvarter, blockera, förhindra, knopp, block, kloss, hinder, huggkubbe, skalle, blockering, stopp, kubbeSwedish
  • Chinese

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