Meaning of “roadblock” in the English Dictionary

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"roadblock" in British English

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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)

"roadblock" in American English

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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)