Synonyms of block in English:

block


See definition of block

noun

1‘a block of cheese’

SYNONYMS

chunk, hunk, brick, slab, lump, piece

bar, cake, cube, wedge, mass, wad, slice

British informal wodge

2‘the convent is likely to be transformed into a block of bedsits’

SYNONYMS

building, complex, structure, development

3‘a block of shares’

SYNONYMS

batch, group, cluster, set, section, quantity, series

4‘a sketching block’

SYNONYMS

pad, notebook, jotter, tablet, sketchbook, scratch pad

5‘imperialism is a block to Third World development’

SYNONYMS

obstacle, obstruction, bar, barrier, impediment, hindrance, check, hurdle, stumbling block

difficulty, problem, snag, disadvantage, complication, drawback, hitch, handicap, deterrent

ANTONYMS

assistance, encouragement

6‘a block in the pipe’

SYNONYMS

blockage, obstruction, stoppage, stopping up, clot, occlusion

impediment, hindrance

congestion


verb

1‘weeds can block drainage ditches’

SYNONYMS

stop up, choke, plug, obstruct, gum up, occlude, dam up, congest, jam, close

informal bung up, gunge up

ANTONYMS

unblock, open

2‘picket lines blocked access to the factory’

SYNONYMS

hinder, hamper, obstruct, impede, inhibit, check, arrest, restrict, limit, deter, curb, interrupt

halt, stop, bar, prevent, thwart, baulk, frustrate, foil, scotch, circumvent, stand in the way of

informal fetter

ANTONYMS

help, facilitate

3‘the defender blocked a shot on the goal line’

SYNONYMS

parry, stop, defend against, fend off, stave off, turn aside, deflect, hold off, avert, repel, rebuff, repulse, hold at bay, keep at bay


Phrases

    block something off

      ‘exits from main roads were blocked off’

      SYNONYMS

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

      ANTONYMS

      open

      block
    block something out

      1‘the towering trees blocked out the light’

      SYNONYMS

      conceal, hide, screen, keep out, blot out, exclude

      eliminate, obliterate, eradicate, erase, rub out, wipe out, blank out, efface, remove all traces of

      halt, stop, deny, suppress, repress

      2‘I would block out an area and then sketch in the detail’

      SYNONYMS

      sketch out, trace out, outline, set out, lay out, delineate, draft