barricade

A barricade is anything that prevents people or vehicles from getting through. Construction workers often barricade a street to block traffic.

You know how barriers block things from getting through? A barricade is similar. Soldiers create barricades to keep enemy troops out. Police officers put up barricades around a crime scene. If an electrical wire becomes loose and dangerous, a barricade around the area will keep people from getting hurt. This can also be a verb, like when parents barricade part of their house to keep toddlers from getting into trouble. Barricading is a physical way of saying "Keep out!"

Definitions of barricade
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n a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy

“they stormed the barricade
Type of:
barrier
a structure or object that impedes free movement

n a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.

Synonyms:
roadblock
Type of:
barrier
a structure or object that impedes free movement

v block off with barricades

Synonyms:
barricado
Type of:
block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude
block passage through

v prevent access to by barricading

“The street where the President lives is always barricaded
Type of:
block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude
block passage through

v render unsuitable for passage

barricade the streets”
Synonyms:
bar, block, block off, block up, blockade, stop
block, obstruct
shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
Types:
block off, close off, shut off
block off the passage through
close
bar access to
Type of:
block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude
block passage through

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