Keywords: blockage, obstacle, trap, seizure, stoppage, prevention, block (stop), obstruct, trapped, stuck, prevent, bind

Sign Definition

As a Noun

  1. A place where something is blocking a pipe, tube, channel, road, or way; something that makes it difficult to go where you want to go or do what you want to do. English = blockage; obstacle.
  2. Something such as a piece of equipment or a hole that is carefully positioned in order to catch animals or birds; a trick that is intended to catch or deceive someone. English = trap.
  3. The condition where a device that normally has moving parts suddenly stops working and the parts do not move. English = seizure, stoppage.
  4. The act of stopping or not allowing something to happen. English = prevention.

As a Verb or Adjective

  1. To put something across a road, channel, pipe, or way so that nothing can get through or to stop; to not allow something happening. English = block, obstruct; prevent.
  2. To catch an animal, bird or person using a trap. English = trap.
  3. To be caught in an unpleasant situation, or to be unable to move; of an engine or a device that has moving parts, to stop normal functioning. English = (be) trapped, (be) stuck; seize up, (be) stuck.
  4. To tie a piece of string or rope tightly round someone's hands; of hands, to be tied tightly together with string or rope. English = bind; (be) bound.