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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Via other European languages, apparently ultimately borrowed from French bloquer (to block), itself a borrowing from Germanic (cf. German Block, Dutch blok, English block).

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bloķēt tr., 2nd conj., pres. bloķēju, bloķē, bloķē, past bloķēju

  1. (military) to block (to encircle, to isolate)
    bloķēt pilsētuto block the city
    “Karogs” grupa atrodas salā, ko no visām pusēm bloķējis ienaidnieksthe group “Flag” is now in an island that the enemy has blocked from all sides
  2. (politics) to block (to isolate, e.g., a country, a region, from other countries or regions)
  3. to block (to prevent the use of)
    bloķēt ostu, ceļuto block the harbor, the road
    vajadzēja nogriezt bandītiem atkāpšanās ceļu, bloķēt visas meža un purva takasit was necessary to cut off the bandits' escape route, to block all forest and swamp trails
  4. to block (to not allow to happen, to pass)
    bloķēt noguldījumu bankāto freeze (lit. block) (someone's) savings in the bank
    Krievija bloķē ANO rezolūciju pret Krimas referendumuRussia blocks the UN resolution against the Crimean referendum
  5. (physiology) to block (to make an organ, a system stop working)
  6. (sports) to block (to stop, to prevent the ball or an opponent from moving further)
  7. (construction) to build so as to combine, unite buildings, to form a block
    nepieciešams radīt bloķētas sabiedriskās ēkasit is necessary to build combined (lit. blocked) public buildings,
    svarīgs lauku ciematu izbūves pamatprincips ir sabiedriski administratīvo ēku bloķēšanaan important principle of rural village construction is the combining (lit. blocking) of public administrative buildings

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