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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Idioms for block

    put / go on the block, to offer or be offered for sale at auction: to put family heirlooms on the block.

Origin of block

1275–1325; Middle English blok log, stump (<Middle French bloc) <Middle Dutch blok; perhaps akin to balk
block·a·ble, adjectivere·block, verb (used with object)subblock, nounun·blocked, adjective
bloc, block

Definition for block (2 of 2)

Block
[ blok ]
/ blɒk /

noun

Herbert Lawrence Herblock, 1909–2001, U.S. cartoonist.
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British Dictionary definitions for block

block
/ (blɒk) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

blocker, noun
C14: from Old French bloc, from Dutch blok; related to Old High German bloh
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for block

block
[ blŏk ]

n.

Interruption, especially obstruction, of a normal physiological function.
Interruption, complete or partial, permanent or temporary, of the passage of a nervous impulse.
Atrioventricular block.
Sudden cessation of speech or a thought process without an immediate observable cause, sometimes considered a consequence of repression.

v.

To arrest passage through; obstruct.
blockage (blŏkĭj) n.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with block

block

see chip off the old block; knock someone's block off; on the block; stumbling block.

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