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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyblock in
he/she/itblocks in
present participleblocking in
past tenseblocked in
past participleblocked in
  1. 1
    to stop someone from moving their car out of a place
    When I came back to the car park my car was blocked in.
  2. 2
    to completely cover a large area of something such as a painting with one colour
    Broad flat brushes are useful for blocking in colour.
  3. 3

    block in

    or

    block out

    to plan something large or complicated by organizing your general ideas for it
    Just block in the main points for now and we’ll sort the details out later.
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