In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1bloqueo masculineto break a blockade — romper un bloqueo
- to raise / lift a blockade — levantar un bloqueo
- Because the problem with dirt is that the media had imposed virtually an iron blockade when it came to the really personal stuff.
- 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.
- Throughout 1940 and 1941 the USA tightened an economic blockade of Japan which threatened to cut off most Japanese oil supplies.
- With the submarine, the longstanding naval strategy of close blockades of enemy ports had to be abandoned.
- In response, the Soviet Union imposed an economic blockade.
- However, for a long time the residents showed a reluctance to lift the blockade.
- His had been simple - lift the blockade, no questions asked.
- 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.
- In the process maybe you participate in a blockade and prevent politician X from entering forum X.
- The blockade meant that lorries attempting to enter or leave the factory were stopped from doing so.
- This produced angry protest blockades of bin lorries, with local people saying that unless all bins were collected then none would be.
- He demanded their removal and imposed a naval blockade on the delivery of weapons to Cuba.
- The cotton factory owners were pleading with the government to intervene on the side of the South in order to lift the blockade.
- The second major contribution of the blockade was that it prevented the South from exploiting its ability to set cotton prices.
- The Allies' plan was to strangle the German war economy by imposing a blockade while meanwhile building up their own military strength.
- 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.
- We don't think the economic blockade is going to produce a constructive and desirable result.
- 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.
- 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.
- They advanced yard by yard, imposing a strict blockade with barbed wire and blockhouses.
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