To raise a blockade

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To raise a blockade See under Raise.
    • To raise a blockade (Mil) to remove or break up a blockade, either by withdrawing the ships or forces employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or dispersing them.
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Usage

In literature:

But a few months after the blockade was raised, and they sank to one-thirtieth of their present value.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
But a few months after the blockade was raised, and they sank to one-thirtieth of their present value.
"Andersonville, Volume 4" by John McElroy
To raise the blockade, he argued, would be a direct violation by Britain of her neutrality.
"Great Britain and the American Civil War" by Ephraim Douglass Adams
Had he returned even a week later there would have been no need to raise the Rochefort blockade.
"Some Principles of Maritime Strategy" by Julian Stafford Corbett
The cry is only raised to get a hole in the British blockade.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
Our voluntary cessation of submarine warfare would inspire Wilson to press for a raising of English hunger blockade.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
You may order us captains to blockade a town, and raise contributions, but at play one man is as good as another.
"The Banished" by Wilhelm Hauff
The militia were scattered, but a few regulars were sufficient to raise the blockade.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
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