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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 parking lot my car was blocked in.

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  2. 2
    to completely cover a large area of something such as a painting with one color

    Broad flat brushes are useful when you are blocking in color.

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  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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