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English noun: blockade

1. blockade (act) a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy


Synonymsencirclement


Broader (hypernym)action, military action


Narrower (hyponym)beleaguering, besieging, military blockade, naval blockade, siege


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

2. blockade (artifact) prevents access or progress


Broader (hypernym)impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor


English verb: blockade

1. blockade (social) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of


SamplesHis brother blocked him at every turn.


Synonymsblock, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent


Narrower (hyponym)bottleneck, check, filibuster, hang, stonewall

2. blockade (contact) render unsuitable for passage


SamplesBlock the way.
Barricade the streets.
Stop the busy road.


Synonymsbar, barricade, block, block off, block up, stop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude


Narrower (hyponym)block off, close, close off, shut off


Verb groupblock, obstruct

3. blockade (competition) obstruct access to


Synonymsblock off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude

4. blockade (competition) impose a blockade on


Synonymsseal off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beleaguer, besiege, circumvent, hem in, surround









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