Translation of blockade in Spanish:


bloqueo, n.

Pronunciation /blɑˈkeɪd/ /blɒˈkeɪd/


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    bloqueo masculine
    to break a blockade romper un bloqueo
    • to raise / lift a blockade levantar un bloqueo
    • The British then imposed a blockade which restricted trade with France and the USA and prevented the movement of French warships at Martinique, and of French gold shipped there.
    • Throughout 1940 and 1941 the USA tightened an economic blockade of Japan which threatened to cut off most Japanese oil supplies.
    • In response, the Soviet Union imposed an economic blockade.
    • He demanded their removal and imposed a naval blockade on the delivery of weapons to Cuba.
    • They imposed an economic blockade on the city, forcing people to queue for hours in the heat to enter or leave, and requiring them to show identification in English.
    • His had been simple - lift the blockade, no questions asked.
    • The cotton factory owners were pleading with the government to intervene on the side of the South in order to lift the blockade.
    • However, for a long time the residents showed a reluctance to lift the blockade.
    • The Allies' plan was to strangle the German war economy by imposing a blockade while meanwhile building up their own military strength.
    • The blockade meant that lorries attempting to enter or leave the factory were stopped from doing so.
    • With the submarine, the longstanding naval strategy of close blockades of enemy ports had to be abandoned.
    • The second major contribution of the blockade was that it prevented the South from exploiting its ability to set cotton prices.
    • We must remember this fact because it refutes the argument that one imposes a blockade, embargo, or sanction as a bloodless and humane way of coercing the leaders of a target country.
    • About 500 workers imposed a blockade on the factory on October 14 after being abruptly informed that the plant was closed and the workforce sacked.
    • Because the problem with dirt is that the media had imposed virtually an iron blockade when it came to the really personal stuff.
    • We don't think the economic blockade is going to produce a constructive and desirable result.
    • They advanced yard by yard, imposing a strict blockade with barbed wire and blockhouses.
    • In the process maybe you participate in a blockade and prevent politician X from entering forum X.
    • The two were jailed for refusing to give undertakings that they would not defy a court order, by taking part in blockades of refuse lorries.
    • This produced angry protest blockades of bin lorries, with local people saying that unless all bins were collected then none would be.

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