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
  1. noun
    a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy
    “they stormed the barricade
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    barrier
    a structure or object that impedes free movement
  2. noun
    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
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    barrier
    a structure or object that impedes free movement
  3. verb
    block off with barricades
    synonyms: barricado
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    block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude
    block passage through
  4. verb
    prevent access to by barricading
    “The street where the President lives is always barricaded
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    type of:
    block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude
    block passage through
  5. verb
    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
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    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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