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barricade

noun (n)

  • a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc. (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: roadblock
    source: wordnet30
  • a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    They stormed the barricade.
    source: wordnet30
  • A fortification, made in haste, of trees, earth, palisades, wagons, or anything that will obstruct the progress or attack of an enemy. It is usually an obstruction formed in streets to block an enemy's access. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • render unsuitable for passage (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Barricade the streets.
    source: wordnet30
  • prevent access to by barricading (verb.competition)
    Example:
    The street where the President lives is always barricaded.
    source: wordnet30
  • block off with barricades (verb.competition)
    Synonym: barricado
    source: wordnet30
  • To fortify or close with a barricade or with barricades; to stop up, as a passage; to obstruct; as, the workmen barricaded the streets of Paris. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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