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Noun: blockade  bló'keyd
  1. (military) a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    - encirclement
     
  2. Prevents access or progress
Verb: blockade  bló'keyd
  1. Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    "His brother blockaded him at every turn";
    - obstruct, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass
     
  2. Render unsuitable for passage
    "blockade the streets";
    - barricade, block, stop, block off, block up, bar
     
  3. Obstruct access to
    - block off
     
  4. Impose a blockade on
    - seal off

Derived forms: blockading, blockades, blockaded

Type of: action, beleaguer, besiege, block, circumvent, close up, forbid, foreclose, forestall, hem in, impede, impediment, impedimenta, jam, military action, obstruct, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, obturate, occlude, preclude, prevent, siege, surround

Encyclopedia: Blockade