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noun [countable] roadblock pronunciation in British English /ˈrəʊdˌblɒk/
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  1. 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 Dutroux.
  2. 2
    informal something that stops someone from making progress
    The issue is still a major roadblock in the negotiations.

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