Definition of roadblock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    roadblock

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈrəʊdblɒk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈroʊdblɑːk//
     
    Controlling traffic, The police, Motoring problems and accidents
     
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  1. 1a barrier put across the road by the police or army so that they can stop and search vehicles The police set up a roadblock on the bridge. See related entries: Controlling traffic, The police, Motoring problems and accidents
  2. 2(North American English) something that stops a plan from going ahead
  3. Extra examples I was hitting a roadblock in my personal work. No sooner had they celebrated their victory than they came up against a new roadblock. Police have set up a roadblock on the road to London. The company hit its first roadblock last year. The proposed merger is already facing potential roadblocks. The truck drove through the roadblock at 100 mph. They were stopped at a roadblock leaving the city. This bill would create a roadblock for women. self-defeating beliefs and other roadblocks to happiness The project faces legal roadblocks.
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