English version

roadblock in Police topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishroadblockroad‧block /ˈrəʊdblɒk $ ˈroʊdblɑːk/ noun [countable]  1 SCPTTRa place where the police are stopping trafficcheck point The police have set up roadblocks to try and catch the two men.2 American EnglishSTOP something THAT IS HAPPENING something that stops the progress of a plan mental roadblocks that get in the way of success
Examples from the Corpus
roadblockAt a roadblock, police opened fire on the peasants, killing 17 of them.Inappropriate clothing can be a roadblock to promotion.In large organizations, the number of roadblocks and low points can seem infinite, particularly when something new is being tried.And the people running this particular roadblock were teen-age guerrillas robbing passers-by and stealing cars.Near Kaesong and Panmunjom, we passed roadblocks set up by the military.Within an hour of the shootings, police set up ten roadblocks around Las Cruces.Ten yards to go and he heard the driver of the Discovery accelerate away from the roadblock.But Louis had posted the roadblock to stop anyone with authority returning to Belpan City.Police set up roadblocks circling Harare and prevented thousands of people from gathering in the city centre.set up roadblocksIn 1997, officers arrested more than 80 members of the Rainbow Family after setting up roadblocks to control the crowds.Police did nothing to stop them from burning dozens of homes and setting up roadblocks to prevent the Madurese escaping.Police nationwide will be setting up roadblocks to stop the killers transporting van loads of explosives at will.Police set up roadblocks circling Harare and prevented thousands of people from gathering in the city centre.