Barricade - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌbærɪˈkeɪd|  American pronunciation of the word barricade
Brit.  |ˌbærɪˈkeɪd|  British pronunciation of the word barricade


- a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc. (syn: roadblock)
- a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy
they stormed the barricade


- render unsuitable for passage (syn: bar, block, blockade, stop)
barricade the streets
- prevent access to by barricading
The street where the President lives is always barricaded
- block off with barricades (syn: barricado)

Extra examples

The police barricaded the crime scene.

...the city barricaded the flooded streets...

The enemy broke through the barricade.

Police erected barricades to keep the crowds from approaching the crime scene.

The fans were kept back behind barricades.

During the riots, some of the prisoners barricaded their cells.

Shopkeepers had to barricade themselves in.

The street where the President lives is always barricaded

Word forms

I/you/we/they: barricade
he/she/it: barricades
present participle: barricading
past tense: barricaded
past participle: barricaded
singular: barricade
plural: barricades
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