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blockade

noun

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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.
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blockade

verb

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1 to disallow entry into (a place) by means of a physical barrier at the entry point
  • The police blockaded the whole area around city hall.
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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
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lay siege to

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