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block
  • noun
    A large solid piece of hard material, especially rock, stone, or wood, typically with flat surfaces on each side. (a block of marble)
    A large single building subdivided into separate rooms, apartments, or offices. (an apartment block)
    A large quantity or allocation of things regarded as a unit. ( a block of shares)
    An obstacle to the normal progress or functioning of something. (substantial demands for time off may constitute a block to career advancement)
    A flat area of something, especially a solid area of color. (cover the eyelid with a neutral block of color)
    A pulley or system of pulleys mounted in a case. (a simple pulley block)
    A person's head.

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