Nouns (20)

auction block, block
n. a platform from which an auctioneer sells; "they put their paintings on the block"
n. housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
n. (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted; "since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"
cylinder block, engine block, block
n. a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"
pulley-block, pulley block, block, pulley
n. 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
mental block, block
n. an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension; "I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block"
n. a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit; "he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"
city block, block
n. a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block"
cube, block
n. a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
n. unit of a match: set of numbers agreed: match consists of this set of numbers or blocks
n. bundle of records stored and transferred as a unit

Verbs (25)

immobilise, immobilize, block, freeze
v. prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
v. shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
draw a blank, blank out, block, forget
v. be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"
block, obstruct
v. shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
deflect, block, parry
v. impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
block up, block off, barricade, bar, blockade, block
v. render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
choke up, block, lug, stuff
v. obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
v. stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"

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Fuzzynyms (30)

n. a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
windlass, winch
n. lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds
n. lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis
n. a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
n. lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects
neighbourhood, neighborhood
n. people living near one another; "it is a friendly neighborhood"; "my neighborhood voted for Bush"
n. an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
lump, hunk
n. a large piece of something without definite shape; "a hunk of bread"; "a lump of coal"
disturb, interrupt
v. destroy the peace or tranquility of; "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
ward off
v. avert, turn away, or repel; "Ward off danger"
drive back, fight off, rebuff, repulse, repel
v. force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
ward off, fend off, stave off, head off, forefend, debar, avoid, avert, deflect, obviate, forfend
v. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

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Antonyms (19)

release, free, unfreeze, unblock
v. make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
release, free, unfreeze, unblock
v. make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
call up, call back, think, recollect, recall, retrieve, remember
v. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"
recognise, recognize
v. perceive to be the same
loosen up, unstuff
v. cause to become unblocked; "The medicine unstuffed my nose in minutes!"


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