塞 means 'close up'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1525   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-24    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 14 words   Used in 64 words   Used in 9 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   サイ   ソク
   ふさ to close up (a wound), block up   ふさがる to be occupied (seat etc)
Kun    とりで   みちる
Middle component is (together) with an extra horizontal stroke
⿵   roof  ⿵  ⿻   one   together   ground; earth  
 cold   lid   foundation  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 塞 is used 5 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 塞 is used 59 times, read 3 ways.
ソク : 29 words FIND ALL
closure; blockage
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サイ : 11 words FIND ALL
fort; stronghold; fortification
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ふさ : 19 words FIND ALL
'gu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to stop up; to close up; to block (up); to plug up; to shut up; to cover (ears, eyes, etc.); to close (eyes, mouth)  (see also: 塞がる)
2. to stand in the way; to obstruct
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An additional ふさ.がる less common words include 塞 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2016  Key to Kanji:

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サイ   ソク   ふさ to close up (a wound), block up   ふさがる to be occupied (seat etc)   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
キョウ   とも together   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
katakana 'ha'; eight
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