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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.
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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