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grid·lock

 (grĭd′lŏk′)
n.
1. A traffic jam in which no vehicular movement is possible, especially one caused by the blockage of key intersections within a grid of streets.
2. A complete lack of movement or progress resulting in a backup or stagnation: "the political gridlock that prevented ... the President and Congress from moving expeditiously to cut the budget" (Robert D. Hormats).

grid′lock′ v.
grid′locked′ adj.

gridlock

(ˈɡrɪdˌlɒk)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) obstruction of urban traffic caused by queues of vehicles forming across junctions and causing further queues to form in the intersecting streets
2. a point in a dispute at which no agreement can be reached; deadlock: political gridlock.
vb
(Automotive Engineering) (tr) (of traffic) to block or obstruct (an area)

grid•lock

(ˈgrɪdˌlɒk)

n.
1. a major traffic jam in which all vehicular movement comes to a stop because key intersections are blocked by traffic.
2. a complete stoppage of normal activity.
v.t., v.i.
3. to cause or undergo a gridlock.
[1975–80]

gridlock


Past participle: gridlocked
Gerund: gridlocking

Imperative
gridlock
gridlock
Present
I gridlock
you gridlock
he/she/it gridlocks
we gridlock
you gridlock
they gridlock
Preterite
I gridlocked
you gridlocked
he/she/it gridlocked
we gridlocked
you gridlocked
they gridlocked
Present Continuous
I am gridlocking
you are gridlocking
he/she/it is gridlocking
we are gridlocking
you are gridlocking
they are gridlocking
Present Perfect
I have gridlocked
you have gridlocked
he/she/it has gridlocked
we have gridlocked
you have gridlocked
they have gridlocked
Past Continuous
I was gridlocking
you were gridlocking
he/she/it was gridlocking
we were gridlocking
you were gridlocking
they were gridlocking
Past Perfect
I had gridlocked
you had gridlocked
he/she/it had gridlocked
we had gridlocked
you had gridlocked
they had gridlocked
Future
I will gridlock
you will gridlock
he/she/it will gridlock
we will gridlock
you will gridlock
they will gridlock
Future Perfect
I will have gridlocked
you will have gridlocked
he/she/it will have gridlocked
we will have gridlocked
you will have gridlocked
they will have gridlocked
Future Continuous
I will be gridlocking
you will be gridlocking
he/she/it will be gridlocking
we will be gridlocking
you will be gridlocking
they will be gridlocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gridlocking
you have been gridlocking
he/she/it has been gridlocking
we have been gridlocking
you have been gridlocking
they have been gridlocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gridlocking
you will have been gridlocking
he/she/it will have been gridlocking
we will have been gridlocking
you will have been gridlocking
they will have been gridlocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gridlocking
you had been gridlocking
he/she/it had been gridlocking
we had been gridlocking
you had been gridlocking
they had been gridlocking
Conditional
I would gridlock
you would gridlock
he/she/it would gridlock
we would gridlock
you would gridlock
they would gridlock
Past Conditional
I would have gridlocked
you would have gridlocked
he/she/it would have gridlocked
we would have gridlocked
you would have gridlocked
they would have gridlocked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gridlock - a traffic jam so bad that no movement is possiblegridlock - a traffic jam so bad that no movement is possible
snarl-up, traffic jam - a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move

gridlock

noun
1. traffic jam The streets are wedged solid with the traffic gridlock.
2. deadlock, halt, stalemate, impasse, standstill, full stop He agreed that these policies will lead to a gridlock in the future.

gridlock

noun
A cessation of normal activity, caused by an accident or strike, for example:
Translations

gridlock

[ˈgrɪdlɒk] N
1. (Aut) → embotellamiento m
2. (fig) → punto m muerto

gridlock

[ˈgrɪdlɒk] n
(= traffic jam) → embouteillage m
to create gridlock → provoquer un embouteillage
(= impasse)
the political gridlock that currently exists → le blocage politique actuel

gridlock

n (Mot) → totaler Stau, Verkehrsinfarkt m; (fig)festgefahrene Situation; total gridlock (Mot) → Verkehrskollaps m

gridlock

[ˈgrɪdˌlɒk] n (traffic jam) → paralisi f inv del traffico
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