Blockade Block*ade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blockaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blockading}.] 1. To shut up, as a town or fortress, by investing it with troops or vessels or war for the purpose of preventing ingress or egress, or the introduction of supplies. See note under {Blockade}, n. ``Blockaded the place by sea.'' --Gilpin. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to shut in so as to prevent egress. [1913 Webster]

Till storm and driving ice blockade him there. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

3. To obstruct entrance to or egress from. [1913 Webster]

Huge bales of British cloth blockade the door. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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