Blockade



the isolating, closing off, or surrounding of a place, as a port, harbor, or city, by hostile ships or troops to prevent entrance or exit.
any obstruction of passage or progress:
We had difficulty in getting through the blockade of bodyguards.
Pathology. interruption or inhibition of a normal physiological signal, as a nerve impulse or a heart muscle–contraction impulse.
to subject to a blockade.
Contemporary Examples

ICYMI: India-Pakistan Head for Nuke War Bruce Riedel October 19, 2014
The Hypocritical Condemnation of Israel Andrew Roberts June 1, 2010
The Hypocritical Condemnation of Israel Andrew Roberts June 1, 2010
Why Israel Is Isolated Peter Beinart June 6, 2010
Hamas’s Desengaño With Morsi Hussein Ibish March 10, 2013

Historical Examples

The Government Class Book Andrew W. Young
The Bondwoman Marah Ellis Ryan
Five Months on a German Raider Frederic George Trayes
The Liberty Boys Running the Blockade Harry Moore
Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock

noun
(military) the interdiction of a nation’s sea lines of communications, esp of an individual port by the use of sea power
something that prevents access or progress
(med) the inhibition of the effect of a hormone or a drug, a transport system, or the action of a nerve by a drug
verb (transitive)
to impose a blockade on
to obstruct the way to
n.
v.

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