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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of blockade.
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- adj. having access obstructed by emplacement of a barrier, or by threat of force.
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- adj. preventing entry or exit or a course of action
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With a skeptical eye but enormous tenderness, novelist and screenwriter David Benioff dreams up his grandfather's wartime exploits in blockaded Leningrad .....
The coast of North Carolina, which has never been thoroughly blockaded, is swarming with privateers, who prey upon Northern commerce, and take their prizes into port without molestation.
Prime minister David Cameron was a little nearer the mark when he called the blockaded Gaza
Even British jurists agreed that no place could be called blockaded unless watched by a force of warships that cut all communication between the blockaded harbor and the outer oceans.
The courts, however, decided that a port so little guarded as Wilmington was at that time could not be legally called blockaded, and the brig was therefore released.
Considering the fact that she was too decayed to put to sea, had no guns aboard, no crew, and was, in fact, laid up, the feat of the _Tenedos_ was not very wonderful; a row-boat could have "blockaded" her quite as well.
James states that she was "blockaded" in port by the _Tenedos_, during part of 1814; but was too much awed by the fate of the
(Gaza is blockaded which is even worse than being occupied by israel).
In a document from 2008, after a Hamas-engineered breach of the blockaded Gaza-Egypt border, Palestinian negotiator Ahmed Qureia is quoted as telling his Israeli counterpart, Tzipi Livni, that if Israel can reoccupy the West Bank it can reoccupy a border, an apparent reference to the Gaza-Egypt frontier.
The West Coast ports will be blockaded on December 12th in solidarity with longshoremen and port truckers struggles against EGT and Goldman Sachs, the west coast port shutdown website says.