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English noun: military blockade

1. military blockade (act) the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack

Synonymsbeleaguering, besieging, siege

Broader (hypernym)blockade, encirclement

Instance hyponymAlamo, Atlanta, Bataan, battle of Atlanta, Corregidor, Dien Bien Phu, Lucknow, Orleans, Petersburg, Petersburg Campaign, Pleven, Plevna, siege of Orleans, siege of Syracuse, siege of Syracuse, siege of Vicksburg, siege of Yorktown, Syracuse, Syracuse, Vicksburg, Yorktown

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

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