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Block out   /blɑk aʊt/   Listen
Block out

Plan where and when songs should be inserted into a theatrical production, or plan a theatrical production in general.
Prevent from entering.  Synonym: screen.
Shield from light.  Synonym: mask.
Indicate roughly.

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"Block out" Quotes from Famous Books

... an hour after midday. Then there is the light given by the moon and stars, and lastly the cheering glow of the aurora borealis,or northern lights. It is not, therefore, always dark, though when snow falls or the clouds block out the sky the darkness becomes intense. At such times the picture is truly a ...
— Peeps at Many Lands: Norway • A.F. Mockler-Ferryman

... must, while it remains, for ever separate them from their more fortunate brethren. Remove this stumbling block out of the way, and the hard line of demarcation which now divides them will soften, and gradually melt away. Their supposed inferiority lies in their situation alone. Turn to the history of those great men whom education has rescued from the very lowest ...
— Life in the Clearings versus the Bush • Susanna Moodie

... wore the pale yellow dress, of the strange tone, and the magnificent pearls. They must have separated soon, it was further to have been noted; since it was before the advance of the pair, their wonderful dazzling charge upon him, that he had distinctly seen the great man, at a distance again, block out from his sight the harmony of the faded gold and the pearls—to speak only of that—and plant himself there (the mere high Atlas-back of renown to Berridge now) as for communion with them. He had blocked everything ...
— The Finer Grain • Henry James

... have some plan of life, into which all the strength and the keen, fine feeling of their nature enter; but generally they try to make it real in early youth, and, balked then, laugh ever afterwards at their own folly. This poor old Knowles had begun to block out his dream when he was a gaunt, gray-haired man of sixty. I have known men so build their heart's blood, and brains into their work, that, when it tumbled down, their lives went with it. His fell that dull day ...
— Margret Howth, A Story of To-day • Rebecca Harding Davis

Words linked to "Block out" :   occlude, shade, block, close up, adumbrate, sketch, photography, cover, jam, picture taking, lay out, impede, outline, obstruct, obturate

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