1. a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy

    Synonyms : encirclement
    Type Of : military action, action
  2. render unsuitable for passage

    Synonyms : bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, stop
    Type Of : jam, obstruct, impede, obturate, close up, occlude, block
  3. obstruct access to

    Synonyms : block off
    Type Of : obturate, close up, block, impede, obstruct, jam, occlude
  4. impose a blockade on

    Synonyms : seal off
    Type Of : circumvent, besiege, surround, hem in, beleaguer
  5. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    Synonyms : block, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy
    Type Of : preclude, prevent, foreclose, forestall, forbid
  6. prevents access or progress

    Type Of : obstructer, impediment, impedimenta, obstruction, obstructor


  1. arrange the outcome of by means of deceit

    Synonyms : set up
    Type Of : chisel, cheat
    Examples :
    • rig an election
  2. a set of clothing (with accessories)

    Synonyms : getup, outfit, turnout
    Type Of : attire, dress, garb
  3. gear used in fishing

    Synonyms : fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, tackle
    Type Of : paraphernalia, gear, appurtenance
  4. equip with sails or masts

    Synonyms : set, set up
    Type Of : outfit, fit, equip, fit out
    Examples :
    • rig a ship
  5. a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together

    Synonyms : articulated lorry, semi, tractor trailer, trailer truck, trucking rig
    Type Of : motortruck, truck
  6. formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel

    Synonyms : rigging
    Type Of : formation
  7. a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses

    Synonyms : carriage, equipage
    Type Of : horse-drawn vehicle
  8. the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme

    Synonyms : cheat, swindle
    Type Of : fraud
  9. manipulate in a fraudulent manner

    Synonyms : manipulate
    Type Of : price
    Examples :
    • rig prices
  10. connect or secure to

    Type Of : fix, fasten, secure
    Examples :
    • They rigged the bomb to the ignition
  11. gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise

    Type Of : appurtenance, gear, paraphernalia


  1. love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

    Synonyms : nationalism
    Type Of : loyalty, trueness
    Examples :
    • they rode the same wave of popular patriotism


  1. an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there

    Type Of : inscription, lettering
  2. a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person

    Type Of : commemoration, memorial, remembrance


  1. covered as if with a cap or crown especially of a specified kind

    Examples :
    • cloud-capped mountains
    • brown-capped mushrooms
    • snow-capped peaks
  2. used especially of front teeth having (artificial) crowns

    Examples :
    • capped teeth gave her a beautiful smile

rib cage

  1. the bony enclosing wall of the chest

    Type Of : skeletal structure


  1. the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation

    Synonyms : disintegration, radioactive decay
    Type Of : nuclear reaction
  2. the organic phenomenon of rotting

    Synonyms : decomposition
    Type Of : organic phenomenon
  3. lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

    Synonyms : decompose, disintegrate
    Type Of : change integrity
  4. fall into decay or ruin

    Synonyms : crumble, dilapidate
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • The unoccupied house started to decay
  5. a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current

    Synonyms : decline
    Type Of : decrement, decrease
  6. an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying

    Type Of : unsoundness
    Examples :
    • the corpse was in an advanced state of decay
    • the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair
  7. the process of gradually becoming inferior

    Type Of : activity, action, natural process, natural action
  8. undergo decay or decomposition

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • The body started to decay and needed to be cremated


  1. the sport of riding a surfboard toward the shore on the crest of a wave

    Synonyms : surfboarding, surfriding
    Type Of : aquatics, water sport


  1. characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is

    Synonyms : ironical
    Examples :
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely
  2. humorously sarcastic or mocking

    Synonyms : dry, ironical, wry
    Examples :
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile


  1. pose a threat to; present a danger to

    Synonyms : endanger, imperil, jeopardise, jeopardize, menace, threaten
    Type Of : be, exist
  2. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

    Synonyms : endanger, expose, queer, scupper
    Type Of : bear upon, affect, bear on, touch on, impact, touch
  3. a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

    Synonyms : danger, risk
    Type Of : venture
  4. a state of danger involving risk

    Synonyms : riskiness
    Type Of : danger
  5. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

    Synonyms : endangerment, hazard, jeopardy, risk
    Type Of : danger