- [verb] hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
Synonyms: blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass
- [verb] block passage through; "obstruct the path"
Synonyms: obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
- [verb] shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
blockade, block off
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke
- tie up
dam, dam up
screen, block out
land up, earth up
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar
clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul