Adjective "barricaded" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An improvised barrier erected across a street or other thoroughfare to prevent or delay the movement of opposing forces.
  1. 'There were similar protests across the world, including Berlin, where bonfires were lit on the streets and barricades erected to fend off police.'
  2. 'The following day, militiamen of Sadr's Mahdi Army attempted to seal off the densely populated suburb with barricades to prevent US forces entering again.'
  3. 'Impromptu barricades were erected from urban junk in order to protect the crowd trying to evacuate the area.'
  4. 'The jobless workers have threatened to set up barricades to prevent movement in and out of the refineries.'
  5. 'As with any structure, only vigilance, guards, and barricades could prevent such attacks.'
  6. 'At sunrise, a large crowd advances toward wooden barricades erected to protect storefronts and bystanders.'
  7. 'Most of the barricades erected by militant supporters of Aristide were removed and streets were empty.'
  8. 'Huge concrete and steel barricades were erected to prevent demonstrators from getting anywhere near the venue, while surrounding streets were completely blocked off.'
  9. 'During the night, about 500 protesters erected barricades, set fires and threw rocks and bottles at police, who responded with water cannon.'
  10. 'In some neighbourhoods, residents erected street barricades of tiles, huge rocks and sandbags to keep looters out.'


Block or defend with a barricade.
  1. 'Those doors are deliberately barricaded before murderers set fire to the building.'
  2. 'If their demands are not addressed the teachers plan to protest by barricading streets and marching across the country.'
  3. 'Despite This Day withdrawing the article and apologising, protestors burned down their offices, barricaded the streets with burning tyres, and began looting and burning homes and businesses.'
  4. 'Below Houston, each street into Soho was barricaded and manned by huddles of cops.'
  5. 'Streets have been barricaded with burning tyres and at least one Iraqi has been wounded, although it is unclear how this happened.'
  6. 'Some time in 1891, police barricaded a quiet street in Handsworth and raided the home of a Mr Cavargna, a soft-spoken insurance agent, aged 55.'
  7. 'The door wasn't locked; it was heavily barricaded.'
  8. 'All the streets south of 14th Street have been barricaded off and are being guarded by state policemen.'
  9. 'Staff at Darwen's M65 services had to barricade themselves behind closed doors during a ‘nightmare’ evening of trouble.'
  10. 'But Baghdad's streets are barricaded, armed and patrolled by vigilantes.'
  11. 'detainees who barricaded themselves into their dormitory'
  12. 'An armed robber stormed into a high street bank and made off with £1, 600 while police barricaded the building, wrongly believing he was still inside.'
  13. 'There was mayhem going on on the road outside as the road repair men did their best to barricade us all in whilst they patched our holes.'
  14. 'Beckett had complained that he was barricaded into his home by an RUC Landrover which parked against his front door.'
  15. 'At Walthamstow High School for Girls the headmistress called in the police to barricade the young women in the school with police vans.'
  16. 'Mrs Kernan, a widow and his official carer, said she had barricaded him in his bedroom before summoning relatives.'
  17. 'There was heavy fighting in Nanning, where our people were barricaded in an old district of the city, with no more than a hundred rifles between us.'
  18. 'When the police arrived he then decided to become violent and barricaded himself into the flat.'
  19. 'Soldiers used Humvees to barricade the building.'
  20. 'I understand that she was almost barricaded into her home based upon perceived fear by [the patient] that she would be victimised or harassed.'
  21. 'He requested that the building be barricaded and patrolled hourly by local gardaí.'

More definitions

1. a defensive barrier hastily constructed, as in a street, to stop an enemy.

2. any barrier that obstructs passage. verb (used with object), barricaded, barricading.

3. to obstruct or block with a barricade: barricading the streets to prevent an attack.

4. to shut in and defend with or as if with a barricade: The rebels had barricaded themselves in the old city.

More examples(as adjective)

"deputies can be barricaded in buildings."

"insides can be barricaded."

"embassies can be barricaded."

"subjects can be barricaded."

"roads can be barricaded."

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(barricade)Late 16th century: from French, from barrique ‘cask’, from Spanish barrica; related to barrel (barrels often being used to build barricades).


man (or go to) the barricades