Definitions for roadblockˈroʊdˌblɒk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrier, roadblock(noun)

    any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective

    "intolerance is a barrier to understanding"

  2. roadblock, barricade(noun)

    a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.

Wiktionary

  1. roadblock(Noun)

    Something that blocks or obstructs a road.

  2. roadblock(Noun)

    An obstacle or impediment.

  3. roadblock(Verb)

    To prevent, hinder.

  4. Origin: From road + block.

Freebase

  1. Roadblock

    A roadblock is a temporary installation set up to control or block traffic along a road. The reasons for one could be: ⁕Roadworks ⁕Temporary road closure during special events ⁕Police chase ⁕Robbery ⁕Sobriety checkpoint In peaceful circumstances, they are usually instantiated by the police, or road transport authorities; they are also commonly employed during wars and are usually staffed by heavily armed soldiers in that case. During protests and riots, both police and demonstrators sometimes use roadblocks. ⁕ Roadblock in the West Bank ⁕ Polish barricade during the Warsaw Uprising ⁕ Pink bunny-shaped roadblock in Narita ⁕ Roadblock during roadworks at Hisingen, Sweden, 2013]]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mary Kay Ash:

    When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

  2. George W. Bush, Speech (2005):

    The agenda of the roadblock is the philosophy of the stop sign.

  3. Martina Leinz:

    The NRA represents the gun industry. They're the roadblock. They're the problem.

  4. Kitty Kelley:

    Once I decide to do something, I can't have people telling me I can't. If there's a roadblock, you jump over it, walk around it, crawl under it.

  5. Tarrant County:

    They (the Couches) have done everything that they can so far to avoid being accountable, or avoid being brought to justice. Any roadblock they can put in the way, any hurdle, I fully expect that.

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Translations for roadblock

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • AbsperrungGerman
  • baraĵo, bariloEsperanto
  • este, estää, tiesulku, hidasteFinnish
  • barrage routierFrench
  • 道路封鎖Japanese
  • obstakel, wegversperring, wegblokkade, tegenwerkende factor, versperringDutch
  • заграждение, препона, блокпост, препятствие, помехаRussian

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