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verb [T]     /ˈbær.ɪ.keɪd/ /bær.ɪ.ˈkeɪd/
to build a barricade across, around, or in front of something: Barricade the doors! [+ adv/prep] Terrified villagers have barricaded themselves into their houses.Closing and blocking
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