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barricade

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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barricadebar‧ri‧cade1 /ˈbærəkeɪd, ˌbærəˈkeɪd/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TTRPREVENTa temporary wall or fence across a road, door etc that prevents people from going through 🔊 The fans were kept back behind barricades.
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barricadeThe police courteously directed patrons around the crowd-control barricades.Ironically, during the civil war, they served as the building blocks for barricades.Police barricades were set up at the front entrance, and police cars occasionally circled the building.In spirit, then, I will take my place at the barricades beside Mr Wei.Finally a single Land-Rover ground over the ridge and stopped at the barricade.Images of desperate freedom-fighters handing the packet round behind the barricade.Discussions took place in the street behind the barricades, and in private houses, about future tactics.Soldiers fired over the barricades at the rioters.This loss is not renewed overnight, even though the barricades are now down.
barricadebarricade2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 PROTECTto build a barricade to prevent someone or something from getting in 🔊 During the riots, some of the prisoners barricaded their cells.barricade somebody/yourself in/into something 🔊 Shopkeepers had to barricade themselves in.→ See Verb table
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barricadeAt some point in the early eighties they were barricaded.At this hour they were all barricaded and fortified, protected by wire and armed with heavy padlocks.Miners in Spain barricaded roads and clashed with police.They barricaded the buses, banging on the doors and windows.It caused a lot of tension, riots, and they barricaded the cells.Back when me and my buddies were barricading the front door, who left the back door open?Pimentel, 61, barricaded the road, prompting a lawsuit from the church.Farmers have barricaded their fields to prevent partygoers from trespassing on their land.You barricaded your door against its tall figure.barricade somebody/yourself in/into somethingPerfect for a singalong on the barricades.Police marksmen were then drafted in for a 12 hour siege after he barricaded himself in.Then we barricaded ourselves in, piled our mattresses against the cell door.Luke could have done with more help, but Umberto had barricaded himself into the tack room with another bottle.Dozens of families in the farms around the hamlet have practically barricaded themselves into their homes.
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Verb table
barricade
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybarricade
he, she, itbarricades
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybarricaded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave barricaded
he, she, ithas barricaded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad barricaded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill barricade
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have barricaded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam barricading
he, she, itis barricading
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you, we, theyare barricading
Past
I, he, she, itwas barricading
you, we, theywere barricading
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been barricading
he, she, ithas been barricading
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been barricading
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be barricading
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been barricading
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