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block

noun
verb
phrases
noun
1 noun buildingbloc masc1  c m uceap masc1  c m u block of flats bloc árasán tenement block ceap tionóntán toilet block bloc leithreas 2 noun (also US) area of buildingsbloc masc1  c m u round the block thart ar an mblocit's two blocks away tá sé dhá bhloc ar shiúl
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3 noun single unitbloc masc1  c m uthe course is divided into ten blocks tá an cúrsa roinnte ina dheich mblocblock of text bloc téacsblock of seats bloc suíochán 4 noun period of study, training etctréimhse fem4  c m u 5 noun solid piecebloc masc1  c m uthe children were playing with coloured blocks bhí na páistí ag súgradh le bloic dhaiteblock of wood bloc adhmaidconcrete block bloc coincréite 6 noun piece of wood used for cutting things onceap masc1  c m ubutcher block ceap búistéara 7 noun physical obstructionbac masc1  c m utraffic block bac tráchtaa block in the bowel bac sa phutóg 8 noun fact, action that prevents sthbac masc1  c m uconstaic fem2  c m uit will act as a block on privatisation beidh sé ina bhac ar an bpríobháidiú to put a block on a plan stop a chur le plean, plean a chosc 9 noun SPOR of opponent's shot, attackblocáil fem3  c m usárú masc  c m uhe got a good block in rinne sé an-bhlocáilfoot block blocáil choisefront block blocáil ar aghaidhground block blocáil talún 10 noun mental issueI have a mental block about that night níl aon chuimhne agam ar an oíche sin, ní cuimhin liom dada faoin oíche sin an emotional block bac mothúchánach
verb
11 verb obstruct sth physically TRANSITIVEblocáil verb  c m ubheith sa bhealach aryou're blocking traffic tá tú sa bhealach ar an tráchta bus was blocking the road bhí bus ag blocáil an bhóthaira crowd was blocking the door bhí slua ag blocáil an doraishe was blocking my exit bhí sé sa bhealach orm agus mé ag iarraidh dul amach 12 verb prevent (by use of power, influence) TRANSITIVEcoisc verb  c m ubac a chur arthey succeeded in blocking the bill d'éirigh leo bac a chur ar an mbille 13 verb COMP prevent access to TRANSITIVEbac verb  c m uit blocks spam bacann sé turscar 14 verb SPOR stop opponent's shot or attack TRANSITIVEblocáil verb  c m usáraigh verb  c m uto block a shot iarracht a bhlocáil, iarracht a shárúto block a ball liathróid a stopadh 15 verb prevent from being seen TRANSITIVEblocáil verb  c m ubheith sa bhealach aryou're blocking my light tá tú idir mé agus an solas, tá tú idir mé agus an léas, tá tú i mo sholasto block the view an radharc a phlúchadh, an radharc a cheilt 16 verb COMP highlight TRANSITIVEaibhsigh verb  c m uroghnaigh verb  c m u
phrases

to have been around the block

informalciall cheannaithe a bheith agat

sb's head is on the block

(also

sb's neck is on the block

) it's my head on the block mise a bheidh thíos leis, mise a íocfaidh an téiléireacht, mo mhuineálsa atá sa sealán

to put your head on the block

(also

to put your neck on the block

) I'm putting my head on the block here tá mé ag dul i bhfiontar anseo, tá mé do mo chur féin in áit mo charta anseo

to knock sb's block off

informalduine a chnagadhbuille a bhualadh sa phus ar dhuineduine a smísteáil

out of the blocks

1 of start of racetús an rásashe led out of the blocks ise a bhí chun tosaigh ag tús an rása 2 of start of endeavourthey were first out of the blocks with the product ba iad a bhí ar thús cadhnaíochta leis an táirge

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