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"roadblock" in British English

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roadblocknoun [C]

uk   /ˈrəʊd.blɒk/  us   /ˈroʊd.blɑːk/
a ​temporarystructure put ​across a ​road to ​stoptraffic: 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 ​temporarystructure put ​across a ​road to ​stoptraffic, esp. to ​try to ​stopillegalactivity: a ​police roadblock fig.A roadblock can also be anything that ​stopsprogress: There have been several roadblocks in the ​peaceprocess.
(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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