barricade

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Synonyms for barricade

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Synonyms for barricade

a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc

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a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy

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prevent access to by barricading

block off with barricades

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And all of us who went on all those marches, manned the barricades or simply refused to buy apples from an apartheid country can also stand proud.
Protest leaders have vilified the police as lackeys of Thaksin, himself a former officer, but protesters claim to bear no ill-will towards the rank-and-file who manned the barricades. "We are your friends," shouted a protester from a truck moving past police packing up their things.
Earlier, demonstrators had manned the barricades and prepared for a possible intervention when officers began massing in the area.
Robin van Persie and Laurent Koscielny hit woodwork as the Blues manned the barricades in a match that saw Theo Walcott suffer a hamstring injury that rules him out for the season.
Northern Ireland then manned the barricades to stun the hosts, surprise participants in the World Cup finals.