raise a blockade


raise a blockade
end a siege

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  • To raise a blockade — Raise Raise (r[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raised} (r[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Raising}.] [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa, causative of r[=i]sa to rise. See {Rise}, and cf. {Rear} to raise.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To raise a blockade — Blockade Block*ade , n. [Cf. It. bloccata. See {Block}, v. t. ] 1. The shutting up of a place by troops or ships, with the purpose of preventing ingress or egress, or the reception of supplies; as, the blockade of the ports of an enemy. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Raise — (r[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raised} (r[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Raising}.] [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa, causative of r[=i]sa to rise. See {Rise}, and cf. {Rear} to raise.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blockade — Block*ade , n. [Cf. It. bloccata. See {Block}, v. t. ] 1. The shutting up of a place by troops or ships, with the purpose of preventing ingress or egress, or the reception of supplies; as, the blockade of the ports of an enemy. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blockade — n Blockade, siege are comparable when denoting an attempt of a belligerent force to break down the resistance of the enemy by preventing egress or ingress of men or entrance of supplies over a considerable period of time. Blockade is used chiefly …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • blockade — 1 noun (usually singular) the surrounding of an area by soldiers or ships to stop people or supplies leaving or entering: a naval blockade | lift/raise the blockade (=to end a blockade) | impose a blockade: They ve imposed an economic blockade on …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • raise — ► VERB 1) lift or move to a higher position or level. 2) set upright. 3) increase the amount, level, or strength of. 4) promote to a higher rank. 5) cause to be heard, felt, or considered: doubts have been raised. 6) build (a structure). 7) …   English terms dictionary

  • raise — v. & n. v.tr. 1 put or take into a higher position. 2 (often foll. by up) cause to rise or stand up or be vertical; set upright. 3 increase the amount or value or strength of (raised their prices). 4 (often foll. by up) construct or build up. 5… …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise — /reɪz / (say rayz) verb (t) (raised, raising) 1. to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one s hand. 2. to set upright; lift up. 3. to cause to rise or stand up. 4. Obsolete to rouse. 5. to build; erect: to raise a monument. 6.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • raise — verb 1》 lift or move to a higher position or level.     ↘set upright. 2》 construct or build (a structure). 3》 increase the amount, level, or strength of: Don t raise your voice at me!     ↘promote to a higher rank.     ↘(raise something to)… …   English new terms dictionary


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