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There's a flat available in the block where I live.
an apartment/office/high-rise block
The whole block of flats was destroyed.
I was early for the meeting, so I walked around the block a couple of times.
The company buys blocks of seats from airlines, then sells them to the public.
You can move blocks of text on-screen using the mouse.
This is the British English definition of block. View American English definition of block.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge
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