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English definition of “blockade”
/blɒkˈeɪd/ noun [C] 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.