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blockades

noun
plural of blockade

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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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blockades

verb
present tense third-person singular of blockade

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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

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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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“Blockades.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blockades. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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