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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 of blockade beleaguerment, investment, leaguer, siege Words Related to blockade 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 of blockade bar, barricade, close, block (off), guard, wall (off)Words Related to blockade curtain (off), screen (off); dike, fence, gate, hedge; bolt, lock; obstructNear Antonyms of blockade reopen, unblock, unboltAntonyms of blockade 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 of blockade beleaguer, besiege, invest, leaguer [archaic]Words Related to blockade barricade, block, cut off, dam, encircle; assail, assault, attack, beset; confine, insulate, isolate, quarantineNear Antonyms of blockade emancipate, free, liberate, release, rescue



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