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blockade

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Noun blockade has 2 senses
  1. blockade, encirclement - a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    --1 is a kind of military action, action
    --1 has particulars:
     naval blockade; siege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockade
    Derived form: verb blockade4
  2. blockade - prevents access or progress
    --2 is a kind of
    obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
    Derived forms: verb blockade2, verb blockade3
Verb blockade has 4 senses
  1. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
    --1 is one way to prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
    --2 is one way to obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
    Derived form: noun blockade2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. blockade, block off - obstruct access to
    --3 is one way to obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
    Derived form: noun blockade2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. blockade, seal off - impose a blockade on
    --4 is one way to besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent
    Derived form: noun blockade1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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