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block

Part of speech: Noun

Any unshaped solid mass of matter, as of wood, stone, etc.; a piece of wood for supporting the neck of a person condemned to be beheaded; a piece of hard wood prepared for the tool of the engraver; a wooden mold for shaping hats; a grooved pulley or pulleys in a frame to which is attached a hook or ring by which it may be suspended; a row of buildings; a square or portion of a city inclosed by streets; that which closes the way or channel; an obstacle; a hindrance; quantity, section, or number of something dealt with as a unit; as, a block of seats in a theater; shares of stock bought or sold in the mass.

Part of speech: Verb

To stop the passage of; to obstruct; stop up; to plan without working our details; to support by blocks; to mold or shape on a block.

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