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blockade

noun [C]  /blɑˈkeɪd/ us  
the act of using force or the threat of force to stop the movement of people or goods into or out of a country or area, or the people or objects used to prevent such movement: The blockade consisted of a dozen ships surrounding the port.
blockade
verb [T]  /blɑˈkeɪd/ us  
The army blockaded roads leading into the city.
Translations of “blockade”
in Chinese (Traditional) 封鎖…
in Russian блокада, запрет…
in Turkish kuşatma, abluka…
in Chinese (Simplified) 封锁…
in Polish blokada…
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