block in - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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
  3. 3

    block in


    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.

See also main entry: block