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block

How to sign: a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope

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Similiar / Same: pulley, pulley-block

Categories: machine, simple machine

Within this category: bollock, fairlead, idle pulley

block

How to sign: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
"His brother blocked him at every turn";

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Similiar / Same: obstruct, blockade, stymie, stymy, hinder, embarrass

Categories: prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid

Within this category: stonewall, filibuster, check, hang, bottleneck

block

How to sign: (American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body
"he threw a rolling block into the line backer";

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Similiar / Same: blocking, interference

Categories: obstruction

Within this category: trap block

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