bar·​ri·​cad·​ed | \ ˈber-ə-ˌkā-dəd How to pronounce barricaded (audio) , ˈba-rə-; ˌber-ə-ˈkā-, ˌba-rə- \

Definition of barricaded

: protected or blocked by a barricade a barricaded building a barricaded street/door

Examples of barricaded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Exchange students preparing to leave the city drag suitcases down the barricaded access road. Washington Post, "Behind the barricade, Hong Kong protesters turn a university into a fortress," 14 Nov. 2019 The Chinese University of Hong Kong remained barricaded Wednesday as students and other demonstrators readied for another possible battle with police. Fox News, "Hong Kong violence forces students to flee, city ‘slipping into the abyss of terrorism,’ Chinese officials say," 13 Nov. 2019 Mong said that when employees showed up to the Canton and Forest Hill locations Monday, they were met with barricaded doors and no explanation as to what happened. Phil Davis,, "Inline Group Fitness in Baltimore, Forest Hill abruptly closes, confusing employees," 25 Sep. 2019 The situation has turned from a hostage situation to a barricaded situation, Ross said. Becky Metrick |, oregonlive, "Live updates: Six officers shot in Philadelphia, suspect still engaging with police," 14 Aug. 2019 An honor guard marched across a barricaded street and raised the Chinese flag. Washington Post, "The Latest: Hong Kong activists mark Tiananmen anniversary," 5 June 2019 The most unequal country in the world, South Africa is already home to barricaded islands of wealth no different from his own estate, Roodt notes; a state-proof economic system that connects those islands is inevitable. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Inside an All-White Town’s Divisive Experiment With Cryptocurrency," 6 June 2019 An honor guard marched across a barricaded road and raised the Chinese flag as the national anthem played. Ken Moritsugu, USA TODAY, "US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 'smears' China on 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests," 4 June 2019 Orange County deputies are currently in a standoff with a barricaded suspect near Baldwin Park. Jeff Weiner,, "Deputies in standoff with barricaded suspect near Baldwin Park," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of barricaded

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Barricaded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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