blocar

blocar
transitive verb
1. (to obstruct) (Spain) 
a. to tackle 
El lateral no pudo blocar al jugador que lanzó el pase.The fullback wasn't able to tackle the player who threw the pass.
b. to block 
La defensa blocó al jugador para proteger al mariscal de campo.The defense blocked the player to protect their quarterback.
2. (to hold the ball) 
a. to stop 
Los futbolistas suelen blocar el balón antes de intentar anotar un gol.Football players often stop the ball before trying to score a goal.
3. (to stop a punch) 
a. to block 
La boxeadora blocó el golpe a la cara con su brazo izquierdo.The boxer blocked the blow to her face with her left arm.
blocar
transitive verb
1. (sports) 
a. to block 
2. (en fútbol) 
a. to bodycheck 
blocar
transitive verb
(Dep) [+jugador] to tackle; [+balón] to stop; trap;
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