Roadblock - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈroʊdblɑːk|  American pronunciation of the word roadblock
Brit.  |ˈrəʊdblɒk|  British pronunciation of the word roadblock


- any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective (syn: barrier)
- 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: barricade)


Reforms hit a roadblock.

That's the one roadblock to the plan.

roadblocks on the path to success

The police have set up roadblocks to try and catch the two men.

mental roadblocks that get in the way of success

The escaped prisoners ran the roadblock.

The police trapped the terrorists at a roadblock.

Word forms

singular: roadblock
plural: roadblocks
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