block noun

1 solid piece of sth

ADJ. big, huge, large, massive | small | solid | concrete, stone, wooden | building | starting (for a runner) aiming to be first out of the starting blocks | breeze

2 large building divided into offices/flats

ADJ. high-rise, tower | administration, apartment, cell, office The prisoners had been transferred to a different cell block.

PREP. in a/the ~ She lives in a modern apartment block. | ~ of a block of flats

3 temporary loss of abilities

ADJ. mental, writer's The author denies that she is experiencing writer's block.

VERB + BLOCK experience, have, suffer from I suddenly had a mental block and couldn't remember his name.