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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyblock out
he/she/itblocks out
present participleblocking out
past tenseblocked out
past participleblocked out

Related meanings

  1. 1
    to stop light or sound from reaching something

    That tree in the neighbour's garden blocks out a lot of light.

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    Synonyms and related words for this sense of block out
  2. 2
    to stop yourself from thinking about or remembering something

    He had always managed to block out the incident.

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