When there is a roadblock, police or other officials are stopping people and asking them to show their identification. This is usually done to check for illegal immigrants or to collect taxes.

  • The roadblock was set up to catch people who were illegally crossing the border.

  • The roadblock was set up to collect taxes.

Definition of roadblock


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




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



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Example Sentences for roadblock

  • 1

    The Roadblock was to bungee jump off the Donauturm tower.

  • 2

    But they hit an evolutionary roadblock.

  • 3

    They had a detour, but no Roadblock.

  • 4

    For a time this seemed a serious roadblock.

  • 5

    Nevertheless, hopefully, it will remove a roadblock.

  • 6

    Let's put another roadblock to this.

  • 7

    Just a roadblock and nothing more.

  • 8

    They come upon a police roadblock.

  • 9

    The next roadblock was a demolished culvert.

  • 10

    The Roadblock took place at the Amphitheater of Thysdrus.