Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun blockade

2 senses of blockade

Sense 1
blockade, encirclement -- (a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy)
       => military action, action -- (a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea")

Sense 2
blockade -- (prevents access or progress)
       => obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta -- (any structure that makes progress difficult)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb blockade

4 senses of blockade

Sense 1
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass -- (hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Sense 2
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar -- (render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road")
       => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Sense 3
blockade, block off -- (obstruct access to)
       => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Sense 4
blockade, seal off -- (impose a blockade on)
       => besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent -- (surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna")

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