block off

(redirected from blocks off)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

block off

To prevent access to a particular area or thing. We had to block off that section of the restaurant for a private party. I had to take a detour on my way home because the water department blocked off a bunch of streets.
See also: block, off

block something off

to prevent movement through something by putting up a barrier; to close a passageway. Sam blocked the corridor off with a row of chairs. He used some chairs to block off the hallway.
See also: block, off
References in classic literature ?
What's the good of knockin' the blocks off of scabs when they keep a-comin' thick as ever?
Of the said period, about 19.6 minutes is spent from the closing of doors to the "blocks off" or the time the aircraft vacates the parking position, while 46.6 minutes from the blocks off to the lift-off.
It had also won exploration rights to five blocks off the coast of Mexico.
Summary: The technology uses an expandable implant that blocks off the left atrial appendage (LAA) by angiography - a minimally-invasive treatment to prevent strokes caused by blood clots.
The property is centrally located just a few blocks off of Ocean Parkway & Coney Island Avenue, major thoroughfares in the area, as well the Q train.
The four storey blocks off Shannon Road, Redditch Road and Foyle Road have been boarded up for some time.
Reliance, with interests in refining, petrochemicals, oil and gas exploration and retail, said quarterly net profit rose 14 per cent from a year earlier, but analysts focused on delays in ramping up output from its gas blocks off India's east coast.
ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), the overseas arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), has got union gover-nment permission to invest around $174 million more in two gas blocks off Myanmar.
Morrisons took the Chinese-made alphabet building blocks off the shelves of its 375 stores after a customer complaint to the store and a local newspaper.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-19 October 2005-Statoil ASA wins interest in two deepwater blocks off Brazil(C)1994-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
When I was a high school student, I would visit a musty eighty-year-old building four blocks off the main street of a nearby city.
Oil and Gas Director General Iin Arifin Takhyan said the oil and gas blocks include offshore blocks off Natuna, South China Sea, off South Sulawesi and off Arafura in Papua.