a globule of liquid; bubble. a small lump, drop, splotch, or daub: A blob of paint marred the surface. an object, especially a large one, having no distinct shape or definition: a blob on the horizon. a dull, slow-witted, and uninteresting person. to mark or splotch with blobs. Contemporary Examples Why Is Obama Reading My […]
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like a block; dull; stupid. Historical Examples A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) Richard Baxter Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood George MacDonald A Discourse of Life and Death, by Mornay; and Antonius by Garnier Philippe de Mornay adjective lacking vivacity or imagination; stupid
a group of persons, businesses, etc., united for a particular purpose. a group of legislators, usually of both major political parties, who vote together for some particular interest: the farm bloc. a group of nations that share common interests and usually act in concert in international affairs: the Soviet bloc. Contemporary Examples Is Rafael Correa […]
to vote in or as a bloc: Party conservatives can be counted on to bloc-vote.