Difference between prevent and blockade
- keep from happening or arising; make impossible
- stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
They are essential atmospheric cladding which prevents the earth from becoming a frozen planet.
In order to prevent the pipe buckling at the sagbend a horizontal tension was applied to the pipe by tensioners situated on the deck of the vessel.
When things break, it's not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. It's because a little piece gets lost - the two remaining ends couldn't fit together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed. John Green
- obstruct access to
- render unsuitable for passage
- impose a blockade on
- hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
- a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
- prevents access or progress
‘We can forcibly remove the blockades if we are sure that there is enough evidence that the blockaders are illegal,’ he told the Post.
Spain blockaded Gibraltar for most of the last third of the 20th century (they gave up in 1984) and when the Blair government in Britain negotiated a co-dominium with Spain in 2002, but the locals had to be consulted, and the referendum rejected the proposal by 17,900 to 187.
The river blockaded the spread of the forest fire.