blockade blockade  /b ˌlɑ ˈkeɪd/


  1. (n) a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
  2. (n) prevents access or progress
  3. (v) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
  4. (v) render unsuitable for passage
  5. (v) obstruct access to
  6. (v) impose a blockade on


  1. Moscow this week announced that it was willing to lift the Berlin blockadeat a price.
  2. The blockade created a humanitarian crisis for 1.
  3. In May, the coast guard established a strict blockade along the Atlantic coast to break up the rum row that stretched from New London, Conn.


  1. Tumor Immunotherapy Efficacy Increased in Both Breast and Prostate Cancer Preclinical Models with Addition of Galectin ...

    NORCROSS, Ga., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Galectin Therapeutics (NASDAQ: GALT), the leading developer of therapeutics that target galectin proteins to treat fibrosis and cancer, today announced that preclinical studies have shown that combining the galectin inhibitor GR-MD-02 with monoclonal antibodies that function as immune checkpoint blockade inhibitors enhance shrinkage of ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  2. UK ISPs Secretly Start Blocking Torrent Site Proxies

    An anonymous reader writes "Several UK Internet providers have quietly added a list of new sites to their secretive anti-piracy blocklists. Following in the footsteps of Sky, the first ISP to initiate a proxy blockade, Virgin, BT and several other providers now restrict access to several torrent site proxies. The surprise isn't really that proxies have been added to the blocklist, but that the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  3. LeBron James blocks Tiago Splitter’s dunk – where does it rank?

    The block was so amazing, it needs its own Wikipedia page. On Monday, a day after, the nation buzzed at the office (and on social media) about LeBron James’ block of a Tiago Splitter dunk attempt in Miami’s Game 2 win in the NBA Finals. This wasn’t a block, it was a blockade. This wasn’t [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Denver Post

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  1. Constant targeting of Israel by militant rocket squads from Gaza "has caused Israel to implement the blockade," Perino said.
    on Jan 24, 2006 By: Dana Perino Source: 940 News

  2. "There can be no truce unless the blockade is lifted and the crossings are opened. The truce issue should not be linked to the issue of prisoner Schalit," Mashaal told reporters in Damascus after meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Amr...
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Khaled Mashaal Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "Each one of us is responsible for the death of our vulnerable people in Gaza where scores have died because of the blockade," bin Laden said.
    on May 18, 2007 By: Osama bin Laden Source: 940 News

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