AskDefine | Define blocked

Dictionary Definition

blocked 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]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. obstructed impeding general movement.
    This road is blocked, so we must find another route.
  2. obstructed impeding total flow in a pipe, etc.
    The drain is blocked, so we must call the plumber.
Obstructed movement
Obstructed flow


  1. Past tense and past participle of to block.

Extensive Definition

Block may refer to:
Objects that resemble rectangular prisms, known as cuboids:
  • A large concrete or stone brick
  • Block (sailing), a single or multiple pulley used on sailboats
  • Cylinder block, the main part of an internal combustion engine
  • Toy block, one of a set of wooden or plastic pieces of various shapes
An area of land:
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Block may also refer to:

See also

blocked in German: Block
blocked in Spanish: Bloque
blocked in French: Block
blocked in Dutch: Blok
blocked in Russian: Блок
blocked in Finnish: Blokki

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Lethean, absentminded, amnestic, arrested, back, backward, behindhand, belated, bound, choked, choked up, clogged, clogged up, congested, constipated, converted, costive, delayed, delayed-action, detained, forgetful, forgetting, foul, fouled, full, heedless, held up, hung up, in a bind, in abeyance, inclined to forget, infarcted, jammed, late, latish, moratory, never on time, oblivious, obstipated, obstructed, overdue, packed, plugged, plugged up, repressed, retarded, slow, stopped, stopped up, stuffed, stuffed up, suppressed, tardy, unmindful, unpunctual, unready, untimely
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