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.
2. Hence, to shut in so as to prevent egress.
Till storm and driving ice blockade him there.Wordsworth.
3. To obstruct entrance to or egress from.
Huge bales of British cloth blockade the door.Pope.
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