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  Definition of blockade
  1. a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
  2. prevents access or progress
  3. impose a blockade on
  4. obstruct access to
  5. render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
  6. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
Similar Words: encirclement, seal off, block off, barricade, block, stop, block up, bar, obstruct, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass

 

Hyponyms: naval blockade, siege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockade, shut off, block off, close off, close, stonewall, filibuster, check, hang, bottleneck

 

Grouped Verbs: obstruct, block

 

Derivational Morphology: encircle, circle, seal off, barricade, block, stop, block off, block up, bar, encirclement, catch, plug, stopper, stopple, blockage, closure, occlusion, blocking, interference, roadblock, stymie, hindrance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap, obstruction, obstructionist, obstructor, obstructer, resister, thwarter

 

 
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