Translation: from spanish

to set up a roadblock

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  • set up a roadblock — set up a barrier, place an obstacle in the road …   English contemporary dictionary

  • roadblock — noun 1 barrier across a road ADJECTIVE ▪ army, military, police VERB + ROADBLOCK ▪ set up ▪ Police set up a roadblock on the road to the capital. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • set — set1 [ set ] (past tense and past participle set) verb *** ▸ 1 put someone/something somewhere ▸ 2 make something happen ▸ 3 make equipment ready ▸ 4 decide time/place/value ▸ 5 establish way to do something ▸ 6 do something that influences ▸ 7… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • set up — phrasal verb Word forms set up : present tense I/you/we/they set up he/she/it sets up present participle setting up past tense set up past participle set up 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to start something such as a business, organization, or… …   English dictionary

  • roadblock — [rōd′bläk΄] n. 1. an obstruction in a road; specif., a) Mil. a blockade of logs, wire, cement, etc., for holding up enemy vehicles at a point covered by heavy fire b) a blockade, often of patrol cars, set up by police, as for stopping a fugitive …   English World dictionary

  • roadblock — road·block n: a road barricade set up by law enforcement officers esp. for the purpose of detecting criminal activity Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Roadblock — For other uses, see Roadblock (disambiguation). Concrete barrier …   Wikipedia

  • roadblock — UK [ˈrəʊdˌblɒk] / US [ˈroʊdˌblɑk] noun [countable] Word forms roadblock : singular roadblock plural roadblocks 1) a part of a road where police or soldiers stop traffic, especially to make checks Police set up roadblocks in an attempt to capture… …   English dictionary

  • roadblock — noun Date: 1940 1. a. a barricade often with traps or mines for holding up an enemy at a point on a road covered by fire b. a road barricade set up especially by law enforcement officers 2. an obstruction in a road 3. something that blocks… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • roadblock — road|block [ roud,blak ] noun count 1. ) a part of a road, street, or highway where police or soldiers stop traffic, especially to make checks: Police set up roadblocks in an attempt to capture Dutroux. 2. ) INFORMAL something that stops someone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • roadblock — [[t]ro͟ʊdblɒk[/t]] roadblocks also road block N COUNT When the police or the army put a roadblock across a road, they stop all the traffic going through, for example because they are looking for a criminal. In other parts of the city police set… …   English dictionary


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