Definition of block something in in English:

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block something in

1Paint something with solid areas of colour: the sunflowers are blocked in with yellow
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  • I blocked in my background colour with a nice aqua green.
  • When you look at her pastels there seems to be a painterly quality almost completely lacking from her earlier paintings which are either coloured sketches or blocked in areas of flat colour.
  • It starts with a ‘poster study’ of blocked-in areas of color
1.1Add something in a unit: it’s a good idea to block in regular periods of exercise
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  • It is strongly recommended that trainees be prepared to block in a 24-week period and make the training a top priority in order to receive maximum benefit from the training.
  • Within your schedule, don’t forget to block in time for meals and rest.
  • She now starts every week by blocking in time for. these priorities first, no matter how busy she feels.
1.2Mark something out roughly: I often start with no preliminary line but go straight in, blocking in the face and body
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  • I've learned it's best to roughly block everything in first so you can see where everything is going as a whole.
  • I start off by blocking in large shapes, value, and color.
2Park one’s car in such a way as to prevent another car from moving away: he blocked in Vera’s Mini
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  • However, as there is such pressure on parking here, many use our car park without permission with the consequence that funerals and weddings can be blocked in.
  • I would ask drivers how they would feel if they were prevented from going to work, doing their shopping or visiting friends by cars parked across their drive or blocking their car in the street.
  • Eastwood Park has an entrance at the end of Park Avenue and cars have been parking along the small road, obstructing access and blocking residents in.
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