There are 2 translations of block in Spanish:

block1

Pronunciation: /blɑːk; blɒk/

n

  • 1 1.1 (of wood) bloque (m); (of stone) bloque (m), sillar (m) alphabet/building blocks cubos (mpl) or (Méx) tabiques (mpl) de letras/de construcción the executioner's block el tajo del verdugo he was sent to the block lo condenaron a ser decapitado to knock sb's block off [colloquial/familiar] romperle* la crisma a algn [familiar/colloquial]
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    • Other materials for terraces include bricks, rocks, concrete blocks, and similar masonry materials.
    • There, as it had been during his initial inspection, was a stone block wall just as solid as any other in the castle.
    • You're going to need a paved surface, concrete blocks, Tarmac even, so the delivery vehicles can get to the shops by the river.
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    • She took out a large knife from the cutting block and sliced a piece of cheese, promptly eating one.
    • Extracting a block of wood and a knife he held it up to her from his seat on the floor.
    1.2
    (starting block)
    [Sport] taco (m) de salida to be first off the blocks ser* el primero en la salida
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    • This also limits his ability to make downfield blocks on linebackers.
    • Moss, meanwhile, began running out every pattern, even when he was a decoy, and he started throwing blocks downfield.
    • Dilger doesn't hesitate to sell out on a block downfield or on the line.
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    • He picked up four late wickets by virtue of keeping the ball up in the blockhole.
    • Exactly half of his deliveries were on a good length, and while he banged 18 in short, another 11 were pitched well up in the blockhole.
    • He misses, the ball lands in the block hole, and makes contact with the pads.
    1.3 [Print] (of metal) plancha (f); (of wood) placa (f), taco (m)
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    • He has a predilection for wallpaper and wrapping paper, to which he applies repetitive motifs using stamps made from cut and engraved blocks of wood dipped in printer's ink or paint.
    • The printing blocks are made of wood, metal and other materials.
    • The goal is to provide practical experience about block printing and registration of blocks.
    1.4 (of paper) bloc (m)
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    • The blocks of paper demolished the wall that was being repaired by builder David Gott after they were flung from the vehicle on the sharp corner bend approaching Keighley Road from Colne.
    • A large conference table and whiteboard occupied one side of the room; the other side was filled with desks, notebooks and drawing blocks.
    • if you want to make good watercolor sketches, pick up a block<(em> of watercolor paper in some portable size.
  • 2 (at auction) plataforma (f) (para subastas) they are putting their boat on the block next week la semana que viene subastan or (AmL tb) rematan su barco
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    • Braille music uses the same system of raised dots on paper as standard Braille, with the top four dots in a block of six giving the note and the bottom two indicating its duration.
    • A block of 55,500 Petrol shares was sold at 14.31 and another 129,500 shares at 14.32.
    • The therapy involves undertaking six-week blocks of different exercises, spread over a year, with the aim of stimulating a part of the brain called the cerebellum.
  • 3 3.1 (space enclosed by streets) manzana (f); (distance between two streets) (AmE) cuadra (f) (AmL) , calle (f) (Esp) we went for a walk around the block fuimos a dar una vuelta a la manzana it's eight blocks from here (AmE) está a ocho cuadras (AmL) or (Esp) calles de aquí 3.2 (building) a block of flats (BrE) un edificio de apartamentos or de departamentos (AmL) , una casa de pisos (Esp) an office block un edificio de oficinas the shower block el pabellón de las duchas
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    • At the same time in DC, three intimidating looking black guys pulled up in front of a big house on a tree-lined block in a suburban neighborhood.
    • The Trust owns about 70 percent of four blocks in that area.
    • Regular maintenance of the street ended after three blocks and the area beyond looked rougher.
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    • I would never backpack or turn a somersault or jump to the ground from even the most modest height or run the length of half a block.
    • Interior hallways run nearly the length of a city block, and could have resembled an endless, generic motel corridor.
    • Although the distance to the pool was only about the length of a short block, my feet felt as though they were about to fall off because they were so cold.
  • 4 (section — of income) parte (f); (— of text) sección (f), bloque (m); (— of shares) paquete (m); (— of seats) sección (f); (— of tickets) taco (m) (before n) block booking reservas (fpl) en grupo, reservaciones (fpl) colectivas (AmL) block diagram diagrama (m) de bloques
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    • When speaking about hypertext, it refers specifically to blocks of text connected by hyperlinks.
    • Maybe you type the same blocks of text into your email messages thirty times a day.
    • Text messaging, which allows blocks of text up to 160 characters long to be sent, has been a huge success with 50 million being sent in Britain alone every day.
  • 6 6.1 (blockage) obstrucción (f), bloqueo (m) I have a complete block about left and right siempre me armo un lío con la derecha y la izquierda he has a mental block about physics tiene un bloqueo mental con la física 6.2 (obstacle) block to sth obstáculo (m)para algo 6.3 (embargo) bloqueo (m) to put a block on sth bloquear algo
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    • Secondly a whole set of conditions have been placed on the developing world, many of which have been seen by campaigners and the nations themselves, as a block to necessary progress.
    • If you break the rules of existence, there's usually a block to progress until you have connected things.
    • A high-profile civil case would mean lurid newspaper headlines and act as a block to any possibility of restarting a television career.

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Word of the day prestado
adj
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Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.

There are 2 translations of block in Spanish:

block2

vt

  • 1 1.1 (obstruct) [road/entrance] bloquear you're blocking my way me estás impidiendo or bloqueando el paso that fat man is blocking my view ese gordo no me deja ver 1.2 [drain/sink] atascar*, tapar (AmL) my nose is blocked tengo la nariz tapada
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    • The road was blocked off and the 93 bus couldn't get through, so I caught another one which took me all around the houses, but it was still stuck in traffic.
    • Emergency services were called and the road was blocked off.
    • Major roads were blocked off, threatening huge traffic disruption.
    1.3block out
  • 2 2.1 (prevent) [progress/attempt] obstaculizar*, impedir*; [funds/account/sale] congelar, bloquear 2.2 [Sport] [ball/opponent] bloquear
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    • A common mistake by beginners is that when your best suit proves to be blocked by the opponent to switch and try each other suit in turn.
    • Often, however, you cannot take the discard pile because you are blocked by a black three discarded by your right hand opponent.
    • They also block the discard pile for the opponents when discarded.
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    • Fortunately I think our firewall had been blocking the access attempts, but the popup ads were still happening.
    • But this Council finds the idea distasteful and is blocking every attempt to find a suitable location.
    • Can you blame the Senate blocking his half-baked attempts at policy formulation?
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    • The U.S. has rallied 120 nations to block assets of suspected terrorist groups.
    • In his evidence, he said that if the acquisition was blocked, it would have been a waste of a ‘tremendous amount of time and energy’.
    • This has been blamed for blocking overseas-bound investment by mainland enterprises.
  • 4 (align) [address/paragraph] alinear
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    • The idea of blocking access where someone is using a lot of bandwidth just doesn't work.
    • It was a matter of blocking the critical political web sites.
    • If requested by police it can block telephone numbers to stop someone calling out, including texting.

vi

  • [Sport] bloquear
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    • On passes, the offense relies on tight ends to block linebackers and sometimes defensive ends.
    • He suffered the injury when he was blocked low on a screen pass.
    • Supposedly he managed to retain his agility as he put on weight, which should help him in pulling and getting out to block linebackers.
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    • He brought his stave up and I quickly dropped my left hand, dealing him a one-handed blow on the side off his arm before bringing my own stave up to block his blow.
    • Every single one of his intended blows was blocked and parried, even when the man tripped and fell backwards.
    • Two shots were blocked but the ball eventually fell to Chambers who slotted it into the far corner.
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    • He was unable to pierce the field and his method of blocking the ball with soft hands close to the wickets to pinch quick singles just didn't work.
    • And with the Aussie bowling around the wicket into the rough, he is content to let the ball hit his front pad and block the over out.
    • He declined to play attacking shots for the best part of his stay at the crease, not even looking to score, and instead blocked, padded up or left the ball alone.

Phrasal verbs

block in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (shade) [drawing/outline] sombrear 1.2 (hem in) [car/runner] cerrarle* el paso a

block off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[street] cortar; [pipe] cegar*

block out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (shut out) [thought/worry] ahuyentar, borrar de la mente 1.2 (obscure, obstruct) [sun/light] tapar

block up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (seal) [entrance/window] tapiar, cerrar* 1.2 (cause obstruction in) [drain/sink] atascar*, tapar (AmL) my nose is all blocked up tengo la nariz tapada 1.1v + adv (become obstructed) atascarse*, taparse (AmL)

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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.