To barricade something is to create a barrier to prevent people from entering or leaving. You can also barricade your home to protect yourself from attackers.

  • The police are barricading the street to stop the rioters from entering.

  • The group of protesters barricaded the street to prevent the police from entering.

Definition of barricading


To close or block a road etc., using a barricade


To keep someone in (or out), using a blockade, especially ships in a port

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Example Sentences for barricading

  • 1

    The students build a barricade in the street.

  • 2

    They must stay behind the barricade.

  • 3

    Marius is the only survivor from the barricade.

  • 4

    The info on the screen says barricade malfunction.

  • 5

    The mob passed by after seeing the barricade.

  • 6

    The policemen at the barricade ran to the passenger side.

  • 7

    There the leading citizens barricaded themselves in the granary.

  • 8

    Barricade is the commander of the team and pushes the other members.

  • 9

    It was its futile attempt to wangle through the barricade.

  • 10

    In 1848, he fought in the barricades in the French uprising.