n barrier, blockade, bulwark, fence, obstruction, palisade, rampart, stockade
vb bar, block, blockade, defend, fortify, obstruct, protect, shut in
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barricade ( barricades plural & 3rd person present) ( barricading present participle) ( barricaded past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A barricade is a line of vehicles or other objects placed across a road or open space to stop people getting past, for example during street fighting or as a protest.
Large areas of the city have been closed off by barricades set up by the demonstrators.
2 verb If you barricade something such as a road or an entrance, you place a barricade or barrier across it, usually to stop someone getting in.
The rioters barricaded streets with piles of blazing tyres... V n
The doors had been barricaded. V n
3 verb If you barricade yourself inside a room or building, you place barriers across the door or entrance so that other people cannot get in.
The students have barricaded themselves into their dormitory building... V pron-refl prep/adv
About forty prisoners are still barricaded inside the wrecked buildings. V-ed
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