a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
prevents access or progress
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass(verb)
hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
"His brother blocked him at every turn"
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar(verb)
render unsuitable for passage
"block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
blockade, block off(verb)
obstruct access to
blockade, seal off(verb)
impose a blockade on
The physical blocking or surrounding of a place, especially a port, in order to prevent commerce and traffic in or out.
By extension, any form of formal isolation of something, especially with the force of law or arms.
The ships or other forces used to effect a naval blockade.
Preventing an opponent's pawn moving by placing a piece in front of it
To create a blockade against.
the shutting up of a place by troops or ships, with the purpose of preventing ingress or egress, or the reception of supplies; as, the blockade of the ports of an enemy
an obstruction to passage
to shut up, as a town or fortress, by investing it with troops or vessels or war for the purpose of preventing ingress or egress, or the introduction of supplies. See note under Blockade, n
hence, to shut in so as to prevent egress
to obstruct entrance to or egress from
A blockade is an effort to cut off food, supplies, war material or communications from a particular area by force, either in part or totally. A blockade should not be confused with an embargo or sanctions, which are legal barriers to trade, and is distinct from a siege in that a blockade is usually directed at an entire country or region, rather than a fortress or city. Most blockades historically took place at sea, with the blockading power seeking to cut off all maritime transport from and to the blockaded country; although stopping all land transport to and from an area may also be considered a blockade. In the 20th century air power has also been used to enhance the effectiveness of the blockade by halting all air traffic within the blockaded air space. Close patrol of the hostile ports, in order to prevent naval forces from putting to sea, is also referred to as a blockade. When coastal cities or fortresses were besieged from the landward side, the besiegers would often blockade the seaward side as well. Most recently, blockades have sometimes included cutting off electronic communications by jamming radio signals and severing undersea cables.
The numerical value of Blockade in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Blockade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Blockade in a Sentence
It is now for the U.S. to cut through this blockade.
When the blockade happened they (Qatar) had no presence on the Hill.
They've been extremely welcoming for Turkish companies after the blockade.
Ghani has done his bit, it is now for the U.S. to cut through this blockade.
When we started our blockade of Crimea all state organs actively supported us.
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- блокирам, блокадаBulgarian
- saarto, saartaaFinnish
- blokád, ostromzárHungarian
- շրջափակում, շրջափակելArmenian
- 封鎖, 遮断Japanese
- кама, блокада, камооKyrgyz
- blokada, blokowaćPolish
- блокада, блокироватьRussian
- spärra, blockad, blockeraSwedish
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