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01. The road was [blocked] by a tree that had fallen over.
02. The little boy tried to escape, but the bully [blocked] his path.
03. She lives in an apartment [block] just down the street.
04. A new [block] of flats has been built on the waterfront.
05. The football stadium is about four [blocks] from here.
06. To get to the elementary school, walk down this street for about three [blocks] and then turn right.
07. We bought a [block] of ice to keep our food cold while we were camping.
08. The child was building little towers of [blocks] and then knocking them over.
09. Sophie built a little castle out of [blocks] and played with it for hours.
10. My parents bought a huge bucket full of colored [blocks] for our kids at a garage sale.
11. Our view of the ocean has been [blocked] by the new building that has gone up.
12. A row of apartment buildings [blocks] the view of the mountains from here.
13. Truckers [blocked] all the major roads into the city in protest against the government's proposed legislation.
14. The receiver tried to run up the left side of the field, but was [blocked] by the defense.
15. Domestic manufacturers have asked the government to [block] the import of cheap shoes from China.
16. The school was able to buy a [block] of tickets for the game at half price.
17. He sold a large [block] of his shares when the price went up, but held on to some in case the value went up even further.
18. My boss has [blocked] my attempts to rise to a higher management position.
19. The street has been [blocked] off for the duration of the festival.
20. The DNA of a human being consists of over 3 billion building [blocks] whose sequences form genes, much in the same way that letters spell a word.
21. The first time I visited England, I was surprised by the [blocks] and [blocks] of rowhouses that I saw in London.
22. [Blocks] of cement with holes in them served as planters for small trees along the boulevard.
23. A Chinese Proverb reminds us that no matter how tall the mountain, it cannot [block] out the sun.
24. The principality of Monaco is about the size of twelve New York City [blocks].
25. In Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela, streets are [blocked] off on Christmas Eve so that people can rollerskate to church.
26. In the 1700s, solid [blocks] of tea were used as money in Siberia.
27. Since the Lego Group began manufacturing [blocks] in 1949, around 190 billion pieces in 2,000 different shapes have been produced, which is enough to give 30 Lego pieces to every person on Earth.
28. Dan Rather once claimed that Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't [block] traffic.
29. Marsha Sinetar once observed that change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or [block] you.
30. When asked how he made his beautiful sculptures, Auguste Rodin answered, "I choose a [block] of marble and chop off whatever I don't need."
31. Lewis Grizzard once said that the game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, [block] your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.
32. Your grandfather has some kind of [blockage] in his intestine, and he is in a lot of pain.
33. The police had set up a [blockade] to keep protestors from entering the Legislative Buildings.
34. Student demonstrators had [blockaded] the street in attempt to prevent police from arresting the leaders of the protest.
35. The navy was [blockading] the harbor so that the rebels couldn't receive reinforcements.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
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  • Block — (bl[o^]k), n. [OE. blok; cf. F. bloc (fr. OHG.), D. & Dan. blok, Sw. & G. block, OHG. bloch. There is also an OHG. bloch, biloh; bi by + the same root as that of E. lock. Cf. {Block}, v. t., {Blockade}, and see {Lock}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A piece… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Block B — (BlockBuster) Cyworld Dream Music Festival 23.07.11 Основная информация …   Википедия

  • Block I — Block Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Block, bloc en anglais, peut faire référence à : block manuel et Block automatique lumineux, des systèmes de signalisation ferroviaire, Block… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Block II — Block Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Block, bloc en anglais, peut faire référence à : block manuel et Block automatique lumineux, des systèmes de signalisation ferroviaire, Block… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Block D — ist eine Raketenoberstufe, die in einigen Typen der früheren sowjetischen und jetzigen russischen Trägerraketen verwendet wird. Die verschiedenen Varianten der Block D Oberstufe wurden bereits über 250 mal bei Raketenstarts verwendet[1]. Block D… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Block DM — Block D ist eine Raketenoberstufe, die in einigen Typen der früheren sowjetischen und jetzigen russischen Trägerraketen verwendet wird. Die verschiedenen Varianten der Block D Oberstufe wurden bereits über 250 mal bei Raketenstarts verwendet[1].… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Block — may refer to: * A way of controlling train movement in railway signalling * Postage stamp block, an attached group of postage stampsObjects* A large concrete or stone brick * Block (sailing), a single or multiple pulley used on sailboats *… …   Wikipedia

  • Block D — (Блок Д in Russian) is the upper stage of USSR/Russia heavy expendable launch systems, used for the N1 rocket, Proton rocket and Zenit rocket. There were plans to use it for some other rockets as well (project Air Launch).The stage (and its… …   Wikipedia

  • Block! — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Block! Género Serie animada Creador Álvaro Ceppi País Chile Duración por episodio 15 minutos aprox …   Wikipedia Español

  • block — ● block nom masculin (anglais block, action de stopper) Au volley ball, synonyme de contre. Au tennis de table, remise en demi volée. ● block (homonymes) nom masculin (anglais block, action de stopper) bloc nom masculin bloque …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • block — block·ad·er; block·ad·ing; block·age; block; block·er; block·flö·te; block·head·ism; block·i·ly; block·ish; block·man; block·ship; de·block; su·per·block; un·block; block·bust·ing; block·ade; chock·a·block; block·head·ed·ly; block·head·ed·ness;… …   English syllables