Definition of roadblock in English:


Line breaks: road|block
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊdblɒk


  • 1A barrier or barricade on a road, especially one set up by the authorities to stop and examine traffic: police roadblocks
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    • That meant having to hide the cameras to capture footage of the police and military roadblocks that are a common sight across Mexico.
    • Mining villages are ringed with officers, police roadblocks established, non-police movements restricted.
    • The mixture of fear and exhilaration he feels when passing through a police roadblock isn't logical, but it is completely understandable.
  • 1.1US A hindrance or obstruction: the biggest roadblock to solar power is its price tag the tax has become a roadblock against investment incentives
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    • For months she struggled with computers and photography - ‘technological addictions’ she calls them - physical demons and creative roadblocks in order to find her film's voice.
    • Rather, he cautions young musicians to beware of the dangers of political roadblocks in building a career.
    • We're trying to tell them it's the same principle as sending out soil samples to analyze, but we are still running into roadblocks.

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