Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: blocked
IPA transcription: [bl'ɑkt]
Pronunciations of blocked
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: blocked, plugged
    Meaning: completely obstructed or closed off; "the storm was responsible for many blocked roads and bridges"; "the drain was plugged"
  • Synonyms: blocked, out_of_use(p)
    Meaning: closed to traffic; "the repaving results in many blocked streets"
Usage examples
  • One day this drier got blocked, and the ore would not run down.
  • The passionate expostulations of the big-faced cabman seemed to be squeezed out of a blocked throat.
  • My anger was not against her, but against Pickering, who had, I persuaded myself, always blocked my path.
  • And then through an enormous concourse of people, Fifth Avenue being blocked for a mile, the body was borne to Greenwood Cemetery.
  • We then began to feel that some sort of a resistance blocked our efforts to proceed from the dream element to the unconscious element for which the former is the substitute.
  • And as he did so a thunderbolt struck his soul. A man, a heavy, ordinary man, with a composed indifferent face, and a prosaic sort of uniform, with a row of buttons, blocked his way.
  • His father had intended going on the stand at King's Cross that morning, and had turned into Gray's Inn Lane to drive there, when they found the way blocked up, and upon inquiry were informed that a stack of chimneys had been blown down in the night, and had fallen across the road.
  • Great wooden barricades and mountains of uprooted paving-stones, amidst which sturdy navigators disported themselves with spades and pickaxes, and wheelbarrows full of rubbish, blocked the way; so the brougham turned into Farringdon Street, and went up Snow Hill, and under the grim black walls of dreadful Newgate.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Hurricane Claudette (2003), License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Golden Shield Project, License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording History of the Grand Canyon area, License CC BY-SA 4.0