Definition of "bloc" []

  • A group of nations, parties, or persons united for common action: the Communist bloc. (noun)
  • An often bipartisan coalition of legislators acting together for a common purpose or interest: the farm bloc in the U.S. Senate. (noun)
  • A group of people or countries combined by a common interest or aim (noun)

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Use "bloc" in a sentence
  • "KM: The forming of this bloc is a natural consequence of events in the region - firstly, the presence of Israel and its atrocities against the region, and then the failure of the negotiation process to achieve something substantial."
  • "Iran's Foreign Ministry said the hands of the People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran "are stained with the blood of thousands of Iranian and non-Iranian people" and the EU decision demonstrated what it called the bloc's "double standards" in dealing with terrorism."
  • "The question should not be posed in the immature manner of whose team or bloc is currently winning, but whether progressive policies are being promoted. urgs says:"