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road·block

 (rōd′blŏk′)
n.
1. A barricade or obstruction across a road set up to prevent the escape or passage, as of a fugitive or enemy troops.
2. An obstruction in a road, as fallen rocks or trees.
3. Something, such as a situation or condition, that prevents further progress toward an accomplishment.

road′block′ v.

roadblock

(ˈrəʊdˌblɒk)
n
1. a barrier set up across a road by the police or military, in order to stop a fugitive, inspect traffic, etc
2. a difficulty or obstacle to progress

road•block

(ˈroʊdˌblɒk)

n.
1. an obstruction placed across a road for halting or hindering traffic, as by the police to facilitate a search or capture, or by the military to delay the enemy.
2. an obstruction on a road, as a fallen tree.
3. any obstruction to progress.
v.t.
4. to halt or obstruct with a roadblock.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roadblock - any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objectiveroadblock - any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective; "intolerance is a barrier to understanding"
obstacle, obstruction - something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted; "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"
ideological barrier - a barrier to cooperation or interaction resulting from conflicting ideologies
language barrier - barrier to communication resulting from speaking different languages
2.roadblock - a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.roadblock - a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement

roadblock

noun barrier, block, barricade Police set up roadblocks.
Translations
حَاجِزحاجِز طَريق
zátaraspřekážka
vejspærring
tiesulku
blokada ceste
útlezárás
vegartálmi
道路封鎖
노상 장애물
cestna zapora
vägspärr
สิ่งกีดขวาง
barikatçevirmeyol engeli
rào chắn đường

roadblock

[ˈrəʊdblɒk] Ncontrol m, barricada f, retén m (LAm)

roadblock

[ˈrəʊdblɒk] nbarrage m routierroad bridge npont m routierroad haulage ntransports mpl routiersroad haulier nentrepreneur m de transports routiersroadhog road hog [ˈrəʊdhɒg] nchauffard m

roadblock

[ˈrəʊdˌblɒk] nblocco stradale

road

(rəud) noun
1. a strip of ground usually with a hard level surface for people, vehicles etc to travel on. This road takes you past the school; (also adjective) road safety.
2. (often abbreviated to Rd when written) used in the names of roads or streets. His address is 24 School Road.
3. a route; the correct road(s) to follow in order to arrive somewhere. We'd better look at the map because I'm not sure of the road.
4. a way that leads to something. the road to peace; He's on the road to ruin.
ˈroadblock noun
a barrier put across a road (eg by the police) in order to stop or slow down traffic. to set up a roadblock.
road map
a map showing the roads of (part of) a country.
ˈroadside noun
the ground beside a road. flowers growing by the roadside; (also adjective) a roadside café.
ˈroadway noun
the part of a road on which cars etc travel. Don't walk on the roadway.
ˈroadworks noun plural
the building or repairing of a road. The traffic was held up by the roadworks.
ˈroadworthy adjective
good enough or safe to be used on the road. Is this car roadworthy?
ˈroadworthiness noun
by road
in a lorry, car etc. We'll send the furniture by road rather than by rail; We came by road.

roadblock

حَاجِز zátaras vejspærring Straßensperre οδόφραγμα control de carreteras tiesulku barrage routier blokada ceste blocco stradale 道路封鎖 노상 장애물 wegversperring veisperring blokada drogi barricada дорожная застава vägspärr สิ่งกีดขวาง çevirme rào chắn đường 路障
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