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Once I decide to do something, I can't have people telling me I can't. If there's a roadblock, you jump over it, walk around it, crawl under it.
Kitty Kelley

Meaning of "roadblock" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ROADBLOCK

roadblock  [ˈrəʊdˌblɒk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ROADBLOCK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Roadblock is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ROADBLOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

roadblock

Roadblock

A roadblock is a temporary installation set up to control or block traffic along a road. The reasons for one could be: ▪ Roadworks ▪ Temporary road closure during special events ▪ Police chase ▪ Robbery ▪ Sobriety checkpoint In peaceful circumstances, they are usually installed by the police, or road transport authorities; they are also commonly employed during wars and are usually staffed by heavily armed soldiers in that case. During protests and riots, both police and demonstrators sometimes use roadblocks. Roadblock in the West Bank Polish barricade during the Warsaw Uprising Pink bunny-shaped roadblock in Narita Roadblock during roadworks at Hisingen, Sweden, 2013]]...

Definition of roadblock in the English dictionary

The definition of roadblock in the dictionary is a barrier set up across a road by the police or military, in order to stop a fugitive, inspect traffic, etc. Other definition of roadblock is a difficulty or obstacle to progress.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ROADBLOCK


backblock
ˈbækˌblɒk
bloc
blɒk
Bloch
blɒk
block
blɒk
Blok
blɒk
breechblock
ˈbriːtʃˌblɒk
cellblock
ˈsɛlˌblɒk
H-block
ˈeɪtʃˌblɒk
monobloc
ˈmɒnəʊˌblɒk
subblock
ˈsʌbˌblɒk
superblock
ˈsuːpəblɒk
swivelblock
ˈswɪvəlˌblɒk
unblock
ʌnˈblɒk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ROADBLOCK

road traffic
road traffic accident
road train
road transport
road user
road-fund licence
road-test
road-trials
roadability
roadbed
roadcraft
roadeo
roadheader
roadhog
roadholding
roadhouse
roadie
roading
roadkill
roadless

WORDS THAT END LIKE ROADBLOCK

a chip off the old block
apartment block
atrioventricular block
building block
chip off the old block
chock-a-block
chopping block
cylinder block
engine block
line block
lock
mental block
mounting-block
nerve block
on the block
snatch block
starting block
stumbling block
sun block
wood block
writer´s block

Synonyms and antonyms of roadblock in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ROADBLOCK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «roadblock» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of roadblock

Translation of «roadblock» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ROADBLOCK

Find out the translation of roadblock to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of roadblock from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «roadblock» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

路障
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

control de carreteras
570 millions of speakers

English

roadblock
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंधी गली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَاجِز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дорожная застава
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

barricada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পথরোধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

barrage routier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

sekatan jalan raya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Straßensperre
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

道路封鎖
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

노상 장애물
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Roadblock
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rào chắn đường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரோட்பிளாக்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रोडब्लॉक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

barikat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

blocco stradale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

blokada drogi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

блокпост
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

punct de control
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οδόφραγμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

padblokkade
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vägspärr
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

veisperring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of roadblock

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ROADBLOCK»

The term «roadblock» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.361 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ROADBLOCK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «roadblock» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «roadblock» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about roadblock

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5 QUOTES WITH «ROADBLOCK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word roadblock.
1
Mary Kay Ash
For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
2
Barbara Bush
When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
3
Kitty Kelley
Once I decide to do something, I can't have people telling me I can't. If there's a roadblock, you jump over it, walk around it, crawl under it.
4
Nicholas Negroponte
If you take any world problem, any issue on the planet, the solution to that problem certainly includes education. In education, the roadblock is the laptop.
5
Christine Pelosi
Remember the Dreamers whose patriotism was praised when the Democratic House passed, and the Senate filibustered - the DREAM Act in 2010? Washington promised a path to citizenship, not just a roadblock to deportation.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ROADBLOCK»

Discover the use of roadblock in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to roadblock and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Corruption in India: The Roadblock to National Prosperity
Penned by a recently-retired senior bureaucrat who is well versed in the administrative machinery of the Government of India and who possesses the ease and flair of a natural writer, these anecdotes of governmental corruption are at times ...
N. Vittal, 2003
2
English Spelling: Roadblock to Reading
Analyzes the historical background and present structure of English spelling as well as the movement for spelling reform
Godfrey Dewey, 1971
3
G.I. Joe Versus Cobra
Roadblock can be brought to anger. Nothing rites him more than unpatriotic acts. When the American embassy in Sierro Gordo was overrun by revolutionaries. Roadblock stared down a would~be ilag burner. The man with the cigarette lighter ...
Pablo Hidalgo, 2009
4
Defending Drinking Drivers
Ct. 1990), where the defendant made a lawful U-turn to avoid a roadblock. In Bennett v. State, 283 Ga.App. 581, 642 S.E.2d 212 (2007), the Georgia Court of Appeals reiterated the necessary factors to give a roadblock legitimacy. There, the ...
John A. Tarantino, Walter J. Frajola, 1986
5
Games for Learning: Ten Minutes a Day to Help Your Child Do ...
That's the idea behind ROADBLOCK, which is a great game for children in the last half of first grade and throughout second and third grades. On a blank sheet of paper, draw a road subdivided into fifteen sections, like this: ROADBLOCK ...
Peggy Kaye, 1991
6
Drunk Driving and Related Vehicular Offenses
Groome, 378 S.C. 615, 664 S.E.2d 460 (2008) (where the State presented no evidence as to the plan, procedures, or duration of the roadblock, roadblock was unconstitutional). But see State v. Owens, 977 So. 2d 300 (LA. App. 2008) (the ...
Robert S. Reiff, 2013
7
The Muslim-Croat Civil War in Central Bosnia: A Military ...
The roadblock was established on October 20, and the TO forces manning it refused to let HVO forces en route to the defense of Jajce pass.10 The TO commander in the Ahmici area, Nijaz Sivro, was young and inexperienced, as was his ...
Charles R. Shrader, 2003
8
Leadership Under Pressure: Tactics from the Front Line
I had absolutely no mandate to force a passage through a checkpoint or roadblock, regardless ofthe consequences. Obviously I always hoped to achieve my aims by negotiation if possible. Launching a convoy towards a certain destination in ...
Bob Stewart, 2009
9
Jurist Prudent -- The Judicial Opinions of Lawrence L. ...
Burns contends that the roadblock was unconstitutional; that his statements were not voluntarily made and thus violated his rights under Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966); that his fingerprints, hair, and samples of bodily fluids were not ...
Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr., John S. Koehler (Editor), Elizabeth B. Lacy (Foreword)
10
Against the Panzers: United States Infantry versus German ...
around the curve in the road in front of the roadblock at le Bois du Parc. The Americans fired their 57mm guns and small arms at the Germans, who promptly turned around and scooted back around the bend. As the motorcyclists left, the GIs ...
Allyn R. Vannoy, Jay Karamales, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ROADBLOCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term roadblock is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Roadblocks aids search for accused murderer in Guilford
On Friday, police conducted a road block, talking to motorists who were passing through, as well as handing out flyers with Burton's photo on it. A wanted poster ... «WCSH-TV, Jul 15»
2
Plans for $37 million Appleton library hit roadblock
APPLETON (WKOW) -- Appleton city officials vote against plans to buy land for a $37 million public library project. The vote was 8-6 in the city's Common ... «WKOW, Jun 15»
3
BAIT Partners With G.I. Joe and New Balance on the 710 "Roadblock"
The BAIT x G.I. Joe x New Balance 710 “Roadblock” is based on the G.I. Joe team's heavy artillery expert, famously portrayed by The Rock in the movie series. «Highsnobiety, Jun 15»
4
Police executive in dark on nationwide roadblocks: ACP gets 14 …
Traffic backed up along the west-bound lane of the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway near Barataria, as police staged nationwide roadblocks yesterday. «Trinidad Guardian, Mar 15»
5
Legislation for Brent Spence Bridge funding hits roadblock
—The funding plan for a new Brent Spence Bridge is hitting a significant roadblock as the Kentucky Legislature heads into its home stretch for the year. Related. «WLWT Cincinnati, Mar 15»
6
19-year-old hits FHP vehicle after attempting to bypass a roadblock
The trooper had been stationed at a roadblock on Riverside Avenue due to an earlier crash investigation when his car was hit by the woman. Megan Pye ... «Florida Times-Union, Mar 15»
7
New Pawtucket Red Sox owners face roadblock
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WHDH) - The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox are facing a possible roadblock in their plan to build a new stadium in Providence. «WHDH-TV, Mar 15»
8
NYS Senate GOP likely roadblock to justice reform
Here is the lead item from my "Albany Insider" column in Monday's editions: Gov. Cuomo has promised a "soup to nuts" review of the justice system after a grand ... «New York Daily News, Dec 14»
9
Two men arrested after fake road block incident on New Jersey …
State Police believe a suspicious roadblock on the New Jersey Turnpike captured by a dashboard camera was a lapse in judgment and not a robbery attempt. «WABC-TV, Nov 14»
10
This Fake New Jersey 'Roadblock' Is Incredibly Creepy
When you encounter a roadblock in the middle of the night, it's normally just cops doing some sort of routine check. When one of our readers found this ... «Jalopnik, Nov 14»

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