block out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyblock out
he/she/itblocks out
present participleblocking out
past tenseblocked out
past participleblocked out
  1. 1
    to stop light or sound from reaching something

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

  2. 2
    to stop yourself from thinking about or remembering something

    He had always managed to block out the incident.

See also main entry: block