1. [noun] a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    Synonyms: encirclement

  2. [noun] prevents access or progress

  3. [verb] hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
    Synonyms: obstruct, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass

  4. [verb] render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
    Synonyms: barricade, block, stop, block off, block up, bar

  5. [verb] obstruct access to
    Synonyms: block off

  6. [verb] impose a blockade on
    Synonyms: seal off


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