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blockade

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of blockade

  1. the cutting off of an area by military means to stop the flow of people or supplies <it was the blockade of all the enemy's major ports that finally won the war> Synonyms beleaguerment, investment, leaguer, siege Related Words counterblockade; containment, encirclement, encompassment; confinement, insulation, isolation, quarantine, seclusion, segregation, sequestration; incarceration, internment




blockade

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blockade

  1. 1 to disallow entry into (a place) by means of a physical barrier at the entry point <the militant protestors blockaded the whole area around city hall> Synonyms bar, barricade, close, block (off), guard, wall (off)Related Words curtain (off), screen (off); dike, fence, gate, hedge; bolt, lock; obstructNear Antonyms reopen, unblock, unboltAntonyms open, unbar

  2. 2 to surround (as a fortified place) with armed forces for the purpose of capturing or preventing commerce and communication <blockaded the city until it surrendered> Synonyms beleaguer, besiege, invest, leaguer [archaic]Related Words barricade, block, cut off, dam, encircle; assail, assault, attack, beset; confine, insulate, isolate, quarantineNear Antonyms emancipate, free, liberate, release, rescue





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