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      n   barrier, blockade, bulwark, fence, obstruction, palisade, rampart, stockade  
      vb   bar, block, blockade, defend, fortify, obstruct, protect, shut in  
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  ( 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.   (=blockade)  
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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