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Blockade vs. Blockage

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Blockadenoun

The physical blocking or surrounding of a place, especially a port, in order to prevent commerce and traffic in or out.

Blockagenoun

The state of being blocked.

Blockadenoun

(by extension) Any form of formal isolation of something, especially with the force of law or arms.

Blockagenoun

A thing that is blocking; an obstruction.

‘There was a blockage in the sewer, so we called out the plumber.’;

Blockadenoun

(nautical) The ships or other forces used to effect a naval blockade.

Blockagenoun

The act of blocking up; the state of being blocked up.

Blockadenoun

(chess) Preventing an opponent's pawn moving by placing a piece in front of it

Blockagenoun

the state or condition of being obstructed

Blockadeverb

(transitive) To create a blockade against.

Blockagenoun

an obstruction in a pipe or tube;

‘we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe’;

Blockadenoun

The shutting up of a place by troops or ships, with the purpose of preventing ingress or egress, or the reception of supplies; as, the blockade of the ports of an enemy.

Blockagenoun

the act of blocking

Blockadenoun

An obstruction to passage.

Blockadenoun

interference with transmission of a physiological signal, or a physiological reaction.

Blockadeverb

To shut up, as a town or fortress, by investing it with troops or vessels or war for the purpose of preventing ingress or egress, or the introduction of supplies. See note under Blockade, n.

Blockadeverb

Hence, to shut in so as to prevent egress.

‘Till storm and driving ice blockade him there.’;

Blockadeverb

To obstruct entrance to or egress from.

‘Huge bales of British cloth blockade the door.’;

Blockadenoun

a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy

Blockadenoun

prevents access or progress

Blockadeverb

hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of;

‘His brother blocked him at every turn’;

Blockadeverb

render unsuitable for passage;

‘block the way’; ‘barricade the streets’; ‘stop the busy road’;

Blockadeverb

obstruct access to

Blockadeverb

impose a blockade on

Blockade

A blockade is the act of actively preventing a country or region from receiving or sending out food, supplies, weapons, or communications, and sometimes people, by military force. A blockade differs from an embargo or sanction, which are legal barriers to trade rather than physical barriers.

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