blockade noun

ADJ. complete, total | tight | partial | virtual | economic, military, naval

VERB + BLOCKADE impose | end, lift, remove | enforce, maintain | tighten | ease, relax | break, get through, run They attempted to break the blockade by using submarines.

PREP. ~ against the need to enforce a naval blockade against the country | ~ around/round a blockade around the city | ~ by the blockade by Western nations | ~ of, ~ on The president imposed a complete blockade on the island's harbours.