blockaded blockaded  /b ˌlɑ ˈkeɪ dɪd/


  • (adj) preventing entry or exit or a course of action



  1. Roads in the capital are suddenly being blockaded.
  2. His vaunted air fleet has not leveled Britain, as advertised, and once again Germany finds herself dangerously blockaded by the British Fleet.
  3. Rebels have blockaded highways with burnt-out buses, bombed an oil pipeline and cut power to the country's most important port city.



  1. The US and Britain "were at war with Germany and Japan and blockaded them," Gelb wrote. "I can't remember international lawyers saying those blockades were illegal, even though they took place on the high seas in international waters."
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Leslie Gelb Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Bush will discover that the empire's political and economic system can't compete in the area of vital services such as education and health with Cuba, assaulted and blockaded for almost 50 years," Castro wrote in an editorial published by the...
    on Jul 15, 2007 By: Fidel Castro Source: Reuters

  3. "We did not blockade the Cabinet of Ministers. We blockaded only one person: Viktor Yanukovych," said Yuriy Lutsenko, a lawmaker and member of the Socialist Party, which backed Yushchenko in last weekend's runoff.
    on Dec 29, 2004 By: Yuriy Lutsenko Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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