Definition of roadwork in English:


Line breaks: road|work
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊdwəːk


[mass noun]
  • 1 (roadworks) British Work done in building or repairing roads: roadworks had caused a long traffic jam (as modifier roadwork) roadwork delays
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    • The device can also conjure up alternative routes to bypass roadworks and traffic jams, and will quickly get motorists back on course if they take a wrong turning.
    • It can even work out quick detours around traffic jams and roadworks, if you encounter any, Evesham said.
    • Temporary traffic lights, single lane restrictions and roadworks are in place on the Greenhills Road between AirtonRoadand Old Tallaght Road.
  • 2Athletic exercise or training involving running on roads: he often does three miles of roadwork
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    • The first step, he says, is to get in plenty of roadwork.
    • I like to get up before daybreak and get my roadwork done.
    • In addition there is his regular roadwork and acclimatization in the sauna at the Steinbach Aquatic Centre.

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