Definition Street block

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Definition

a (city) block (US): a square area of the (city) surrounded by streets, usually containing several buildings
noun
In most cities in the United States, streets are planned and constructed on a grid, forming "city blocks" which are square or rectangular.

He lives only three blocks away, we do have to cross 3 very busy roads to get there though.
Where is the park? It's on the next block just down the street.

to block (the way): to obstruct, to cut off, to close, to stop (the way)
verb

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