Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “blockade”

blockade

noun [C]
 
 
/blɒkˈeɪd/ POLITICS
a situation in which a group of people prevent goods or people entering or leaving a place as a way of showing a government or large organization that they do not agree with its decisions: The blockade of oil refineries caused fuel prices to double.impose/lift a blockade French farmers lifted their blockade of the Channel Tunnel yesterday.
a situation in which one country refuses to trade with another country: It has defended the economic blockade despite mounting international criticism.
(Definition of blockade noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of blockade?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “blockade”

Definitions of “blockade” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

see the light of day

When something sees the light of day, it appears for the first time.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More