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roadblocknoun [C]

uk   /ˈrəʊd.blɒk/  us   /ˈroʊd.blɑːk/
a temporary structure put across a road to stop traffic: Police put up/set up roadblocks on all roads out of the town in an effort to catch the bombers.
(Definition of roadblock from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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roadblocknoun [C]

 us   /ˈroʊdˌblɑk/
a temporary structure put across a road to stop traffic, esp. to try to stop illegal activity: a police roadblock
fig.A roadblock can also be anything that stops progress: There have been several roadblocks in the peace process.
(Definition of roadblock from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “roadblock”
in Chinese (Simplified) 路障…
in Turkish yol kapama, barikat, yol engeli…
in Russian заграждение на дороге…
in Chinese (Traditional) 路障…
in Polish blokada (drogi)…
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