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Definition of blockade verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

blockade

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//blɒˈkeɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blɑːˈkeɪd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blockade
BrE BrE//blɒˈkeɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blɑːˈkeɪd//
 
he / she / it blockades
BrE BrE//blɒˈkeɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blɑːˈkeɪdz//
 
past simple blockaded
BrE BrE//blɒˈkeɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blɑːˈkeɪdɪd//
 
past participle blockaded
BrE BrE//blɒˈkeɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blɑːˈkeɪdɪd//
 
-ing form blockading
BrE BrE//blɒˈkeɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blɑːˈkeɪdɪŋ//
 
 
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blockade something to surround a place, especially a port, in order to stop people or goods from coming in or out All the ports had been blockaded. Employees blockaded the entrance to the offices. Word Origin late 17th cent.: from block + -ade.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: blockade

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