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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.
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