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 blockaded
“If Donetsk is blockaded the humanitarian situation will be 10 times worse than in Slavyansk,” he continues.Ukraine’s Pro-Putin Rebels Prepare for a Last Stand|David Patrikarakos|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The snap referendum was held two weeks after Russian forces seized the peninsula and blockaded Ukrainian soldiers in their bases.Ukraine Expects U.S. Military Help If War With Russia Starts|Jamie Dettmer|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A generation of young Palestinians is trapped in the blockaded strip, with little hope for the future.
The United States and Britain were at war with Germany and Japan and blockaded them.
The rescue mission saved the city when the Russians blockaded road and rail connections, trying to starve the population.
She cruised six months, leaving out the time during which she was blockaded in Gibraltar.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States|Raphael Semmes
But I should like to wring the neck of the practical joker who blockaded this end of the passage while I was at the other.The Gray Phantom's Return|Herman Landon
If the celestials refuse to govern themselves accordingly, they are to be blockaded.Is Polite Society Polite?|Julia Ward Howe
None of these things could be obtained from a blockaded, starving, and restless Germany.The Fruits of Victory|Norman Angell
The rock had been blockaded ever since the arrival of the fleet at Martinique.Woven with the Ship|Cyrus Townsend Brady
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.