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plural of blockade
as in sieges
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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present tense third-person singular of blockade
as in guards
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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as in besieges
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.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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