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Definition of the verb block off

What does block off mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. obstruct access to
  2. render unsuitable for passage
  3. block off the passage through

Alternative definition of the verb block off

verb

  1. [transitive] To obstruct
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Block Off

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Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

locale, nugget, oppose, pulley, stymie; 7 block up, buzzard, choke up, close up, closure, deflect, dullard, occlude; 8 blank out, block off, blockade, blockage, blocking, bulkhead, enceinte, environs, locality, obstruct, precinct, stoppage, vicinity; ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

1971 < knock someone's block off used as a threat of ...

Google previewCambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (2008)

informal to have almost reached a particular, usually old, age • knock sb's block off informal If you say that you will knock someone's block off, you are threatening to hit them very hard, especially on the head: ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Wood (2007)

by U S Dept of Agriculture

Firestops are materials used to block off relatively small openings passing through building components such as floors and walls. Draftstops are barriers in larger concealed spaces such as those found within wood joist floor assemblies with ...

Google previewBeeton's Dictionary of universal information; comprising a complete summary of the moral, mathematical, physical and natural sciences [&c., ed. by S.O. Beeton and J. Sherer. Wanting pt. 13]. (1861)

by Samuel Orchart Beeton

The eyes are then trimmed by driving the punch through them again, and, after laying the needle with the Eunch sticking through it upon the block off steel, ammering the head on the sides, which causes it to take the form of the punch.

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Usage statistics about block off

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb block off:

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Mounted police block off the street

Police on horseback, as well as lines of riot police and police cars, blocked off streets around the protest.

Photo credit: Igal Koshevoy

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