Definition of 'blockade'
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The illegal blockade must be lifted entirely. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now they are all hostage to negotiations between the regime and rebels on lifting the blockade. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Finding an agreed way to lift the blockade will not be easy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Tripoli has now declared a sea blockade to cut off vital relief supplies. Times, Sunday Times (2011)English ships were summoned to bring reinforcements to the siege and to blockade the port from the sea. Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)The blockade has been lifted, but not before seriously weakening hundreds of thousands of people. Christianity Today (2000) Lifting the blockade now would lift the Cypriot economy hugely as it awaits a bailout. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The sea blockade will remain. The Sun (2010)Having lived for eight years under an economic blockade, many see little sense in giving in now without rolling it back. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A brutal trade blockade was imposed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And when they have some kind of fishing grievance, they blockade the Channel ports. The Sun (2006)It blamed a naval blockade by Saudi Arabia and its allies for deepening the humanitarian crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In 1941 he helped defuse mines used to blockade Harwich harbour. Times, Sunday Times (2009)While the government seeks to impose an information blockade by shutting down outlets perceived as supporting the opposition, overseas hackers are busy sabotaging government networks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In May 1949 they lifted the blockade. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)It said of the deal: 'It is a far cry from the full lifting of the blockade that is urgently needed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An economic blockade was imposed on landlocked Nepal, using the pretext that negotiations over the trade treaty between the two countries had reached deadlock. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)In exchange for the removal of the weapons the USA pledged to lift the blockade and refrain from invading Cuba. Twentieth Century History - Basic Facts (1985)
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British English: blockade NOUN
A blockade of a place is an action that is taken to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving it.
It's not yet clear who will actually enforce the blockade.
British English: blockade VERB
If a group of people blockade a place, they stop goods or people from reaching that place.
Truck drivers have blockaded roads to show their anger over new driving regulations.
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