Blockade - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |blɑːˈkeɪd|  American pronunciation of the word blockade
Brit.  |blɒˈkeɪd|  British pronunciation of the word blockade


- a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy (syn: encirclement)
- prevents access or progress


- hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of (syn: block, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy)
- render unsuitable for passage (syn: bar, barricade, block, stop)
- obstruct access to
- impose a blockade on

Extra examples

They blockaded the country's ports.

...the militant protestors blockaded the whole area around city hall... was the blockade of all the enemy's major ports that finally won the war...

They've imposed an economic blockade on the country.

Angry farmers used tractors as blockades on the streets.

The ships blockaded the port.

He was obliged to convert the siege into a blockade.

The U-boat outran the blockade.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: blockade
he/she/it: blockades
present participle: blockading
past tense: blockaded
past participle: blockaded
singular: blockade
plural: blockades
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