blockade

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From block +‎ -ade.

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blockade (plural blockades)

  1. The physical blocking or surrounding of a place, especially a port, in order to prevent commerce and traffic in or out.
  2. By extension, any form of formal isolation of something, especially with the force of law or arms.
  3. (nautical) The ships or other forces used to effect a naval blockade.
  4. (chess) Preventing an opponent's pawn moving by placing a piece in front of it

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blockade (third-person singular simple present blockades, present participle blockading, simple past and past participle blockaded)

  1. (transitive) To create a blockade against.

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