Blocking Agent

Entertainment / Literature / Blocking Agent: A person, circumstance, or mentality that prevents two potential lovers from being together romantically. The blocking agent was a common generic trait for classical Roman comedies and for many of Shakespeare's plays. It remains a feature even in modern genres such as Harlequin romances. The term should not be confused with blocking (see above).

Other Words for Agent

Agent Noun Synonyms: representative, intermediary, go-between, proxy, emissary, delegate, spokesman, spokeswoman, spokesperson, deputy, substitute, surrogate, advocate, emissary, legate, envoy, factor
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Blocking

Entertainment / Basketball / Blocking: The use of a defender's body position to legally prevent an opponent's advance; the opposite of charging. MORE

PIN Unblocking Key (PUK)

Technology / Cell Phones / PIN Unblocking Key (PUK): If a GSM or GAIT subscriber enters the wrong PIN three times in a row, then the wireless mobile phone is locked until the PUK is entered. MORE

Paying Agent

Business / Finance / Paying Agent: An agent who makes principal and interest payments to bondholders on behalf of the issuer. MORE

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