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Blocking Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    blocking n : (American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body; "he threw a rolling block into the line backer" [syn: block, interference]
Blocking Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Block \Block\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blocked; p. pr. & vb. n. Blocking.] [Cf. F. bloquer, fr. bloc block. See Block, n.]
  1. To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way; -- used both of persons and things; -- often followed by up; as, to block up a road or harbor. With moles . . . would block the port. --Rowe. A city . . . besieged and blocked about. --Milton.
  2. To secure or support by means of blocks; to secure, as two boards at their angles of intersection, by pieces of wood glued to each.
  3. To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to block a hat. To block out, to begin to reduce to shape; to mark out roughly; to lay out; as, to block out a plan.
Blocking Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Blocking \Block"ing\, n.
  1. The act of obstructing, supporting, shaping, or stamping with a block or blocks.
  2. Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.

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  • Blocking: Blocking may refer to: ... Blocking (statistics), in the design of experiments, the arranging of experimental units in groups (blocks) which are ...
  • Blocking (stage): Blocking is a theatre term which refers to the precise ... the staging of a scene on a miniature stage using blocks to represent each of the ...
  • Blocking (American football): In American football , blocking is a legal move occurring when one player obstructs another player's path with his body. purpose of blocking ...
  • Blocking (statistics): In the statistical theory of the design of experiments , blocking is the arranging of experimental unit s in groups (blocks) that are ...

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* Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat. - Oscar Wilde

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