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blockadenoun [C]

 us   /blɑˈkeɪd/
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 ​dozenshipssurrounding the ​port.
blockade
verb [T]  us   /blɑˈkeɪd/
The ​army blockaded ​roadsleading into the ​city.
(Definition of blockade from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"blockade" in British English

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blockadenoun [C]

uk   /blɒkˈeɪd/  us   /blɑːˈkeɪd/
the ​situation in which a ​country or ​place is ​surrounded by ​soldiers or ​ships to ​stoppeople or ​goods from going in or out: an ​air and ​sea blockade The ​Soviet blockade of Berlin was lifted in May 1949. There is still some ​hope that the economic blockade will ​work and make ​militaryinterventionunnecessary.
blockade
verb [T] uk   us  
The Estonian ​port of Tallinn was blockaded for a ​time by ​Sovietwarships.
(Definition of blockade from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blockade" in Business English

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blockadenoun [C]

uk   us   /blɒkˈeɪd/ POLITICS
a ​situation in which a ​group of ​people prevent ​goods or ​peopleentering or ​leaving a ​place as a way of showing a ​government or large ​organization that they do not ​agree with its decisions: The blockade ofoilrefineries caused ​fuelprices 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 ​mountinginternational criticism.

blockadeverb [T]

uk   us   /blɒkˈeɪd/ POLITICS
to prevent ​goods or ​peopleentering or ​leaving a ​place, especially as a way of showing disagreement with a ​government or large ​organization: Protesters are threatening to blockade ​refineries if the Government does not ​lower the ​tax on ​fuel.
(Definition of blockade from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “blockade”
in Chinese (Simplified) 封锁…
in Turkish kuşatma, abluka…
in Russian блокада, запрет…
in Chinese (Traditional) 封鎖…
in Polish blokada…
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