blockade


blockade
01. The road to the forest was [blockaded] by protesters trying to stop the logging company from cutting down the centuries-old trees.
02. The police had set up a [blockade] to keep demonstrators from entering the Legislative Buildings.
03. Student demonstrators had [blockaded] the street in attempt to prevent police from arresting the leaders of the protest.
04. U.S. battleships are [blockading] the harbor to prevent supplies from reaching the rebels.
05. British and American warships are [blockading] the ports and all trade has been stopped.
06. Following the Second World War, the Soviets [blockaded] Berlin until May 1949.
07. The United States has maintained an economic [blockade] of Cuba for almost forty years.
08. The [blockade] of Cuba by the Americans was originally rationalized on the basis that the island nation was a threat to U.S. national security.
09. On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union imposed a [blockade] on West Berlin, cutting off all land and rail routes into the Western sectors.
10. In 1948, the Soviet Union [blockaded] all transportation routes between Berlin and West Germany.
11. In the early 1800s, Napoleon proclaimed a [blockade] under which neutrals and French allies were not to trade with the British.
12. Truckers have [blockaded] all the main routes into the city in protest against rising fuel costs.
13. The American government is believed to be considering a selective shipping [blockade] against North Korea to prevent the communist state from carrying out its threat to build nuclear weapons.
14. In April of 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring a [blockade] of Southern ports from South Carolina to Texas.
15. George Bernard Shaw once said, "The British [blockade] won the war; but the wonder is that the British blockhead did not lose it. I suppose the enemy was no wiser."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(as ports, so as to prevent egress or ingress), , , , (as of a port), ,


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  • blockade — [blä kād′] n. [ BLOCK + ADE] 1. a shutting off of a port or region of a belligerent state by the troops or ships of the enemy in order to prevent passage in or out in time of war 2. any blocking action designed to isolate another nation and cut… …   English World dictionary

  • Blockade — Block*ade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blockaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blockading}.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blockade — ► NOUN ▪ an act of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving. ► VERB ▪ set up a blockade of. ● run a blockade Cf. ↑run a blockade …   English terms dictionary

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