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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.; Any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective.

Usage examples (37)
  • The roadblock is the question: what is politically possible?
  • Perhaps a more legitimate roadblock is doubt about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine.
  • Sometimes the way past a roadblock is not over it or through it, but to take a different route around it.
  • Funnel enough money to Amtrak to repair the out-of-service cars (the main roadblock to increasing service right now). for more
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