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Noun: barricade  'ber-u,keyd or 'ba-ru,keyd or ,ber-u'keyd [N. Amer], ,ba-ru'keyd [Brit]
  1. A barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
    - roadblock
  2. A barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy
    "they stormed the barricade"
Verb: barricade  'ber-u,keyd or 'ba-ru,keyd or ,ber-u'keyd [N. Amer], ,ba-ru'keyd [Brit]
  1. Render unsuitable for passage
    "barricade the streets";
    - block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar
  2. Prevent access to by barricading
    "The street where the President lives is always barricaded"
  3. Block off with barricades
    - barricado

Derived forms: barricaded, barricades, barricading

Type of: barrier, block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Encyclopedia: Barricade