verb (used with object), block·ad·ed, block·ad·ing.
- block system,
- block tin,
- block trade,
- block vote,
- block, herbert lawrence,
Origin of blockade
Examples from the Web for blockade
A blockade would have rapidly cut off Pakistan from oil supplies.
At 23 years old he has lived under the blockade for almost a third of his life and he is fed up.The Gaza Paradox: Hamas Has Little Support, but the War Has a Lot|Jesse Rosenfeld|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Karim has been without work since Hamas seized power in Gaza in 2007 and Israel imposed its seven-year blockade.
Those are both more than double the numbers from before the blockade.
Given the circumstances and the blockade, building and using tunnels is the choice many in Gaza make.The Other Reason Palestinians Build Tunnels in Gaza|Matt Surrusco|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Captain Mugford chose to run the British blockade and fight the whole fleet of a dozen ships or more, if necessary.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
British commerce was seriously interfered with by the blockade.Cruise and Captures of the Alabama|Albert M. Goodrich
Of these, perhaps, the boat action during the blockade of Cadiz was the most severe.Thrilling Stories Of The Ocean|Marmaduke Park
Thus, the natives of the Northern Neck were driven to running the blockade.The Stronghold|Miriam Haynie
We had no difficulty in getting out of the bay, for the blockade was not then enforced.Within The Enemy's Lines|Oliver Optic
Word Origin for blockade
mid-17c., from block (v.) + -ade, false French ending (the French word is blocus, 18c. in this sense, which seems to be in part a back-formation from the verb bloquer and in part influenced by Middle Dutch blokhuus "blockhouse").
late 17c., from blockade (n.). Related: Blockaded; blockading.