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English verb: block out

1. block out (cognition) plan where and when songs should be inserted into a theatrical production, or plan a theatrical production in general

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lay out

2. block out (contact) prevent from entering

SamplesBlock out the strong sunlight.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Narrower (hyponym)shade

3. block out (contact) shield from light


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

Domain categoryphotography, picture taking

4. block out (communication) indicate roughly

SamplesWe sketched out our plan.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adumbrate, outline, sketch

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