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blockade

noun (n)

  • a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy (noun.act)
    Synonym: encirclement
    source: wordnet30
  • prevents access or progress (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • render unsuitable for passage (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • obstruct access to (verb.competition)
    Synonym: block off
    source: wordnet30
  • impose a blockade on (verb.competition)
    Synonym: seal off
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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