Synonyms of block in English:

block


See US English definition of block

See UK English definition of block

See Spanish definition of bloque

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, tablet, sketchbook, scratch pad
British jotter

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
clog, clog up, 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, balk, 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 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
    rough, rough out, sketch out, trace out, outline, set out, lay out, delineate, draft