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Synonyms for roadblock

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrier, roadblock(noun)

    any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective

    "intolerance is a barrier to understanding"

    barricade, barrier

  2. roadblock, barricade(noun)

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

    barricade, barrier

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    dam, barricade, barrier, barrage, obstacle, checkpoint

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How to use roadblock in a sentence?

  1. Aaron Brantly:

    Changing your password will just add one more roadblock to a potential hacker getting into your system.

  2. Chris Wood:

    Trout Unlimited's a significant roadblock for the Pebble mine to overcome.

  3. Martina Leinz:

    The NRA represents the gun industry. They're the roadblock. They're the problem.

  4. President Trump:

    Washington will no longer be a roadblock to progress. Washington will now be your partner.

  5. Tim Kaine:

    The rules are just not that important to me. What is important to me is getting stuff done so if we were to get a majority. There is a lot of stuff that I want to get done and if trying to get the minimum wage increased for example, if Republicans throw up an artificial roadblock in my way, I am inclined to say,' Wait, it is what people want, it is what we promised,' i am not going to elevate an artificial rule over the substance of what I am here for, but I also don't come into this saying we have to change a rule to change a rule.

Translations for roadblock

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  • AbsperrungGerman
  • baraĵo, bariloEsperanto
  • barricadaSpanish
  • este, estää, tiesulku, hidasteFinnish
  • barrage routierFrench
  • 道路封鎖Japanese
  • obstakel, wegversperring, wegblokkade, tegenwerkende factor, versperringDutch
  • заграждение, препона, блокпост, препятствие, помехаRussian

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