block something off


block something off

the bridge was blocked off

Syn:
close up, shut off, seal off, barricade, bar, obstruct

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  • block something off — CLOSE UP, shut off, seal off, barricade, bar, obstruct. → block * * * ˌblock sthˈoff derived to close a road or an opening by placing a barrier at one end or in front of it • The main roads of the city have been blocked off. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌblock sth ˈoff — phrasal verb to cover or close something completely so that nothing can move through it Snow had blocked off several streets.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • cut something off — block the usual means of access to a place. → cut …   English new terms dictionary

  • ward something off — 1 she warded off the blow: PARRY, avert, deflect, block; evade, avoid, dodge. 2 garlic is worn to ward off evil spirits: REBUFF, avert, keep at bay …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut something off something — ˌcut sthˈoff derived 1. (also ˌcut sth ˈoff sth) to remove sth from sth larger by cutting • He had his finger cut off in an accident at work. • ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • block — 1. noun 1) a block of cheese Syn: chunk, hunk, lump, wedge, cube, brick, slab, bar, piece 2) an apartment block Syn: building, complex, structure …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • block — block1 W2S2 [blɔk US bla:k] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(solid material)¦ 2¦(streets/area)¦ 3¦(large building)¦ 4¦(quantity of things)¦ 5 block booking/voting 6¦(inability to think)¦ 7¦(stopping movement)¦ 8¦(punishment)¦ 9 put your he …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • block — [[t]blɒ̱k[/t]] ♦♦ blocks, blocking, blocked 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n A block of flats or offices is a large building containing them. ...blocks of council flats. ...a white painted apartment block. 2) N COUNT A block in a town is an… …   English dictionary

  • block*/*/ — [blɒk] noun [C] I 1) a large building with a lot of different levels an apartment/office block[/ex] The whole block of flats was destroyed.[/ex] 2) a solid piece of wood, stone, ice etc with straight sides a block of marble[/ex] 3) an amount of… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • block — noun 1》 a large solid piece of hard material with flat surfaces on each side.     ↘a starting block.     ↘Printing a piece of wood or metal engraved for printing on paper or fabric.     ↘a head shaped mould used for shaping hats or wigs. 2》 Brit …   English new terms dictionary