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a prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops

to surround with hostile troops

Synonyms for blockade

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If he is seen to cave in to the blockaders it will become just about impossible.
Two rams and another iron warship were to form the nucleus of a Confederate fleet designed to sweep away the blockaders and challenge northern supremacy in American waters.
Somehow he has got to mollify the blockaders - or at least split the farmers from the truckers - without being seen blatantly to cave in to them.
In one incident during the opposition protest earlier this, a petrol bomb hurled by blockaders landed squarely on the head of a 42-year old woman cook of a private bank exploding her skull while she died on the next day.
Sir John Evans, chairman of the Association of Chief Police Officers, still insisted after the Downing Street summit yesterday that the blockaders are demonstrators, not pickets.
But as last week's blockaders pointed out, there is little comfort in that when Mr Brown trousers three-quarters of our petrol money anyway.
He has also accused the blockaders of "wanting to keep their foot on the jugular vein of Wales".
Sir, - As the country grappled with the fuel crisis, we were starting to see through the arguments put forward by the blockaders.
Let's think a little more about the implications of success for the blockaders.
Dover-based P&O Stena Line was seeking an injunction against the blockaders in a court in Boulogne.
For Reverend Kyle Childress, it meant providing spiritual support for the work of Tar Sands Blockaders who had descended on an East Texas town.
Some community members, including some seasoned blockaders, told Windspeaker that divisions have emerged among band members and even within families over whether taking over logging of the territories is the right path forward for the community.
But the latest act of suspected militants came as the country witnesses a continued unrest since January 6 when Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of former prime minister Khaleda Zia launched a violent non-stop nationwide blockade which saw more than 110 people die, mostly from clandestine arson attacks on buses and trucks by suspected blockaders.
Most of the blockaders were charged with trespass and disorderly conduct.