Definition of roadblock in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrōdˌbläk/


1A barrier or barricade on a road, especially one set up by the authorities to stop and examine traffic.
Example sentences
  • 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.
barrier, barricade, obstruction, checkpoint
1.1US Any hindrance: the biggest roadblock to solar power is its price tag
More example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: road·block

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