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Definition 1: a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for blockade in the sense of this definition

(blockade is a kind of ...) a military engagement

"he saw action in Korea"

(... is a kind of blockade ) the interdiction of a nation's lines of communication at sea by the use of naval power

(... is a kind of blockade ) the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack

(blockade belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: prevents access or progress - [noun denoting artifact]

(blockade is a kind of ...) any structure that makes progress difficult

Definition 3: impose a blockade on - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for blockade in the sense of this definition

(blockade is a kind of ...) surround so as to force to give up

"The Turks besieged Vienna"

Definition 4: obstruct access to - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for blockade in the sense of this definition

(blockade is a kind of ...) block passage through

"obstruct the path"

Definition 5: render unsuitable for passage - [verb of contact]

Samples where blockade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • block the way
  • barricade the streets
  • stop the busy road

Synonyms for blockade in the sense of this definition

(blockade is a kind of ...) block passage through

"obstruct the path"

(... is a kind of blockade ) block off the passage through

"We shut off the valve"

(... is a kind of blockade ) bar access to

"Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"

(blockade has a similar meaning as ...) shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight

"The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage" "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"

Samples where blockade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His brother blocked him at every turn

Synonyms for blockade in the sense of this definition

(blockade is a kind of ...) keep from happening or arising; make impossible

"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer" "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

(... is a kind of blockade ) obstruct or hinder any discussion

"Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation" "When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls"

(... is a kind of blockade ) obstruct deliberately by delaying

(... is a kind of blockade ) block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey

(... is a kind of blockade ) prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury

(... is a kind of blockade ) slow down or impede by creating an obstruction

"His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"

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