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blockade

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Definition action to keep people and goods from reaching a location
  • They could not get weapons past the naval blockade.
blockade = action to keep people and goods from reaching a location
  • The government of Nepal accused India of imposing an undeclared blockade of gasoline and other materials.
  • blockade = action to keep people and goods from reaching a location
  • The moral aspects of the military blockade as a weapon in times of peace had been bothering me.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • blockade = action to keep people and goods from reaching a location
  • You've done so in spite of threats—the Soviet attempts to impose the East-mark, the blockade.
    Ronald Reagan  --  Tear Down This Wall Speech
  • blockade = action to keep people and goods from reaching a location
  • The Yankee blockade about the Confederate ports had tightened, and luxuries such as tea, coffee, silks, whalebone stays, colognes, fashion magazines and books were scarce and dear.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
blockade = war measure that prevents transfer of goods

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