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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A group of countries in special alliance; a group of countries that share a common purpose

Usage examples (32)
  • The collapse of the Soviet bloc threw Cuba's whole economic system into crisis.
  • Leftist Latin American bloc to begin using its own currency, the "Sucre"
  • Every single member of Rockefeller's Latin American bloc voted for Israel or abstained.
  • Allawi's bloc is not as united, and many believe it could easily splinter under pressure. for more
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  • One "bloc" (group united for joint action) wanted to "block" (prevent) the action of the other bloc.
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