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Blockade (5)

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siege

'blockade' is the definition.
(I know that siege is a type of blockade)

This is the entire clue.

(Other definitions for siege that I've seen before include "Isolating attack" , "Act of surrounding a town or fortress" , "Military operation ringing a town" , "Offence in which fortified place is surrounded" , "Starving-out operation" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph, the Penny Press and The Sun.
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