Translation of block in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (of wood) alphabet/building blocksthe executioner's blockcubos (masculine plural) or (Mexico) tabiques (masculine plural) de letras/de construcciónhe was sent to the blockel tajo del verdugoto knock somebody's block off [colloquial]lo condenaron a ser decapitadoromperle la crisma a alguien [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
also: starting block(Sport) to be first off the blocksser el primero en la salidaExample sentences1.3 (Printing) (of metal)
- 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.
Example sentences1.4 (of paper)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)they are putting their boat on the block next weekla semana que viene subastan or (in Latin America also) rematan su barco
- 3 3.1 (space enclosed by streets)(distance between two streets) (American English)we went for a walk around the blockit's eight blocks from here (American English)fuimos a dar una vuelta a la manzana3.2 (building) See examples: a block of flats (British English)está a ocho cuadras (Latin America) or (Spain) calles de aquían office blockun edificio de apartamentos or de departamentos (Latin America)una casa de pisos (Spain)the shower blockun edificio de oficinasel pabellón de las duchasExample sentences
- 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.
- 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)(— of shares)(— of seats)(— of tickets)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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) I have a complete block about left and righthe has a mental block about physicssiempre me armo un lío con la derecha y la izquierda6.2 (obstacle) See examples:blocktiene un bloqueo mental con la física
tosomething6.3 (embargo) to put a block on somethingobstáculo (masculine) paraalgobloquear algoExample sentences
- 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.
- 7 7.1 (in boxing, fencing) 7.2 (in volleyball, US football)Example sentences
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (obstruct)(road/entrance)you're blocking my waythat fat man is blocking my viewme estás impidiendo or bloqueando el paso1.2 my nose is blockedese gordo no me deja verExample sentences1.3→ block out
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (prevent) 2.2 (Sport)(ball/opponent)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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)Example sentences
- 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.
- (Sport)Example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 (shade)
- 1.1 (shut out)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (seal) 1.2 (cause obstruction in) my nose is all blocked up 2verb + adverb (become obstructed)
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