Block v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blocked p. pr. & vb. n. Blocking.]
1. To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way; -- used both of persons and things; -- often followed by up; as, to block up a road or harbor; to block an entrance.
With moles . . . would block the port. --Rowe.
A city . . . besieged and blocked about. --Milton.
2. To secure or support by means of blocks; to secure, as two boards at their angles of intersection, by pieces of wood glued to each.
3. To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to block a hat.
To block out, to begin to reduce to shape; to mark out roughly; to lay out; to outline; as, to block out a plan.
adj 1: closed to traffic; "the repaving results in many blocked
streets" [syn: out of use(p)]
2: completely obstructed or closed off; "the storm was
responsible for many blocked roads and bridges"; "the
drain was plugged" [syn: plugged]