block something out/in

block something out/in
mark out an outline or shade something in roughly.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • block something out — 1 trees blocked out the light: CONCEAL, keep out, blot out, exclude, obliterate, blank out, stop. 2 block out an area in charcoal: ROUGH OUT, sketch out …   Useful english dictionary

  • block something out — exclude (something unpleasant) from one s mind. → block …   English new terms dictionary

  • block something out — trees blocked out the light Syn: conceal, keep out, blot out, exclude, obliterate, blank out, stop …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • block something out — Syn: keep out, exclude, stop, conceal, blot out, obliterate …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • block sth out — 1 to stop light passing: a heavy curtain blocking out the light 2 (intransitive, transitive block something out) to stop yourself thinking about something, or remembering it: a memory so terrible that she tried to block it out …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˌblock sth ˈout — phrasal verb 1) to stop light or sound from reaching something That tree in the neighbour s garden blocks out a lot of light.[/ex] 2) to stop yourself from thinking about or remembering something He had always managed to block out the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • block something in — 1) mark something out roughly ■ add something in a unit it s a good idea to block in regular periods of exercise ■ paint something with solid areas of color 2) park one s car in such a way as to prevent another car from moving away he blocked in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rough (something) out — 1. to make a first plan for an activity. Tyler started to rough out a list of schools she might want to attend. 2. to create something in its approximate, but not finished, form. We watched as a carver began to work on the block of stone,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • map something out — OUTLINE, set out, lay out, sketch out, trace out, rough out, block out, delineate, detail, draw up, formulate, work out, frame, draft, plan, plot out, arrange, design, programme. → map * * * plan a route or course of action in detail I mapped out …   Useful english dictionary

  • rough something out — DRAFT, sketch out, outline, block out, mock up; formal adumbrate. → rough * * * ˌrough sthˈout derived to draw or write sth without including all the details • I ve roughed out a few ideas. Main entry: ↑rough …   Useful english dictionary