blockade


blockade
blockade n Blockade, siege are comparable when denoting an attempt of a belligerent force to break down the resistance of the enemy by preventing egress or ingress of men or entrance of supplies over a considerable period of time.
Blockade is used chiefly of an attempt made to close a port, harbor, or coast, especially by effectively investing it with warships or with mines so that fresh supplies (as of food, fuel, and ammunition) are cut off from the enemy
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run a blockade

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raise a blockade

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the allied blockade of the North Sea avenues to the German coast during the war

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Siege is applied chiefly to a military as opposed to a naval attempt. The term implies investment with troops on all sides of a fortified place (often a city). It also suggests, as
blockade does not, frequent assaults by the besieging forces as efforts to compel surrender
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the siege of Troy

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the siege of Vicksburg in the American Civil War

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blockade vb *besiege, beleaguer, invest
Analogous words: *close, shut: block, impede, obstruct (see HINDER): *enclose: *surround, environ, encircle

New Dictionary of Synonyms. 2014.

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


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