blockage

block|age [ˈblɔkıdʒ US ˈbla:-] n
1.)
something that is stopping movement in a narrow place
a blockage in the pipe
2.) [U]
the state of being blocked or prevented

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • blockage — block·age n: the condition of a large block of items of property (as shares of stock) that requires special valuation for purposes of estate and gift tax because the value of the items sold as a block differs from their value if sold individually …   Law dictionary

  • Blockage — Block age, n. The act of blocking up; the state of being blocked up. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blockage — 1827, from BLOCK (Cf. block) + AGE (Cf. age) …   Etymology dictionary

  • blockage — ► NOUN ▪ an obstruction which makes movement or flow difficult or impossible …   English terms dictionary

  • blockage — [bläk′ij] n. a blocking or being blocked …   English World dictionary

  • blockage — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete ▪ partial VERB + BLOCKAGE ▪ cause, create ▪ prevent ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • blockage — UK [ˈblɒkɪdʒ] / US [ˈblɑkɪdʒ] noun [countable] Word forms blockage : singular blockage plural blockages something that blocks a tube or pipe There was a blockage in the drain. He suffered a blockage in a main artery …   English dictionary

  • blockage — [[t]blɒ̱kɪʤ[/t]] blockages N COUNT: oft N in/of n A blockage in a pipe, tube, or tunnel is an object which blocks it, or the state of being blocked. The logical treatment is to remove this blockage. ...a total blockage in one of the coronary… …   English dictionary

  • blockage — block|age [ blakıdʒ ] noun count something that blocks a tube or pipe: There was a blockage in the drain. He suffered a blockage in a main artery …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blockage — Recognition in the field of taxation of fact that in some instances a large block of stock cannot be marketed and turned into cash as readily as a few shares. Citizens Fidelity Bank & Trust Co. v. Reeves, Ky., 259 S.W.2d 432, 433. The discount at …   Black's law dictionary

  • blockage — Block Block (bl[o^]k), n. [OE. blok; cf. F. bloc (fr. OHG.), D. & Dan. blok, Sw. & G. block, OHG. bloch. There is also an OHG. bloch, biloh; bi by + the same root as that of E. lock. Cf. {Block}, v. t., {Blockade}, and see {Lock}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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