- 1 a hard surface built for vehicles to travel on a main/major/back/side road a country/mountain road They live just up/down the road (= further on the same road). The house is on a very busy road. He was walking along the road when he was attacked. It would be better to transport the goods by rail rather than by road. Take the first road on the left and then follow the signs. We parked on a side road. road accidents/safety/users
- 2 Road (abbreviation Rd.) used in names of roads, especially in towns 305 Mockingbird Valley Road
- 3 the way to achieving something to be on the road to recovery We have discussed breaking up the company, but we would prefer not to go down thatroad. Idioms
- 1traveling, especially for long distances or periods of time The band has been on the road for six months. I've been on the road since six this morning.
- 2 (of a car) in a condition in which it can be legally driven It will cost about $500 to get the car back on the road.
- 3moving from place to place, and having no permanent home Life on the road can be very hard.
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at some time in the future There are certain to be more job losses further down the road.
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(to reach) the point at which something can no longer continue in the same way A defeat in the second round marked the end of the line for last year's champion.
(reach) the end of the line/roadjump to other results
to start an activity or a journey Let's get this show on the road!
get the show on the road (informal)jump to other results
to start a trip
hit the road/trail (informal)jump to other results
a last alcoholic drink before you leave a party, etc.
one for the road (informal)jump to other results
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it is not enough to intend to do good things; you must actually do them
the road to hell is paved with good intentions (saying)jump to other results
the point at which something is tested and you really find out whether it is successful or true Here's where the rubber meets the road: will consumers actually buy the product?
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