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1. n. the head. Try to get this stuff through your block before the test.
2. n. the auction block. The painting went on the block and sold for nearly fifty-three million dollars.
3. n. a stupid person. (Possibly a back formation on blockhead.) You silly block! Get out of the way.
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If the label gives instructions for machine washing and drying, follow these simple directions for easy blocking. If the label indicates hand washing and no machine drying, any of the methods listed here could be utilized.
Misdirection in the backfield combined with blocking angles and pulling linemen means that an offensive team can compete with a more physical defensive opponent.
* Cyber Patrol was discovered to be blocking the Ontario Center for Religious Tolerance at one point.
In most areas where these features have been introduced, however, the local telephone carrier also offers service options to counter call blocking. The anonymous call rejection feature automatically routes calls with call blocking to a recording that advises callers to dial again without blocking caller ID.
The shuffle is ideal in blocking because the hips stay square to the net.
Filtering software is blocking access to appropriate, educationally relevant material that is significantly interfering with the effective educational use of the Internet in school.
Despite their widespread use, whether or not blocking programs actually work remains a question.
The lineman now know the blocking rules are "reach left." Upon receiving the snap, the punter punts immediately.
Curtis have produced unbelievable winning records by optioning rather than blocking some of the finest defenses in America.
If, when down blocking, a defender disappears by blitzing or stunting away from the inside gap, the blocker must continue to the next defender.
The crack block is a valuable adjustment that can vary our base blocking principles.
The final step in slanting is reacting to the offensive line blocking and the direction of the ball.
We begin the blocking by distinguishing between "covered" and "uncovered" offensive linemen.
Open Option: Usually zone blocking to the play side, except for the play side DE.
Once the players understood what we wanted to accomplish as a unit, things began to take shape and it became east to make adjustments to blocking schemes or formations prior to or during the game.