|1.||[ verb ] (sport) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball), as in sports or fights|
"block an attack"
|Related terms:||fence blocking blocker counterpunch|
|2.||[ verb ] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)|
|Synonyms:||sidestep evade skirt dodge hedge duck circumvent put_off elude fudge|
"He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"
|Related terms:||avoid quibble dodge evasion circumvention equivocator hedge|
|3.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3369|
|4.||[ noun ] (sport,boxing) a return punch (especially by a boxer)|