The child played with building blocks.
Sally put a new block of soap by the bathtub.
He carved a statue from the block of marble.
The sprinter placed his foot against the starting block in preparation for the race.
Mary used a chopping block to cut up the vegetables for the stew.
There were blocks of ice floating in the river this morning.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3
John's house is the most expensive one on the block.
She took the dog for a walk around the block after dinner.
We had to walk eight blocks to the post office.
The fire was about a block from my house.
That policeman patrols these blocks of the neighborhood.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
They're selling blocks of Red Sox tickets on the Internet.
He holds a large block of the company's stock.
We tour company has reserved a block of seats for our group.
These data blocks are 512 kilobytes in size.
The computer scan identified several blocks of bad data on the disk.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 6
Prisoners were rioting in two cell blocks.
There is a block of classrooms in the west wing of the old hall.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
Bob has a mental block when it comes to learning foreign languages.
The therapist helped her recognize her emotional blocks with men.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7
He used the mechanical advantage of the block and tackle.
These blocks on the sailboat enable you to handle heavy load on the sails.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8
The auto mechanic discovered the engine block was cracked.
The pistons of an internal combustion engine are inside the cylinder block.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9
A block in the artery caused the patient's stroke.
The police have set up a block in the road.
An ice dam creates a block on the edge of a roof so that melting water pools on the roof instead of flowing off it, leading to leaks in the ceiling.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10
They've put their paintings on the block.
This foreclosed house goes on the auction block next week.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 11
The goalie's block of the kick prevented the offense from scoring.
This latest violence is a serious block to negotiations.
Her constant and unreasonable demands were a block to the soprano's career.
The senator's effective block of the bill angered the president.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 12
The abstract painting was a series of overlapping blocks of bright colors.
The curtains had blocks of green and yellow in their repeating design.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 6
NOTE: slang usage
The bully threatened to knock his block off.
Can't John get it through his block that Mary is my girl.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 8
Commentary: BEEN_AROUND_THE_BLOCK (have some experience) NEW_KID_ON_THE_BLOCK (a newcomer to some context) A_CHIP_OFF_THE_OLD_BLOCK (be closely related to an earlier person or thing)
These entrepreneurs have been around the block a few times. (not their first venture)
John's the new kid on the block in our department. (a new worker)
Bob's father said Bob is just a chip off the old block. (just like his dad)
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Idiom
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)