jaywalking


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jay·walk

 (jā′wôk′)
intr.v. jay·walked, jay·walk·ing, jay·walks
To walk across a street in violation of traffic law, especially by crossing outside of a marked pedestrian crosswalk at an intersection.

[From jay, inexperienced person.]

jay′walk′er n.
Translations
المَشْي المُخالِف لِحَرَكَة المُرور
nekázeň chodců
fumlegængeri
szabálytalan átkelés
kæruleysi gangandi vegfarenda
nedisciplinovanosť chodcov
dikkatsiz yürüme

jaywalking

[ˈdʒeɪˌwɔːkɪŋ] Nimprudencia f al cruzar la calle

jaywalker

(ˈdʒeiwoːkə) noun
a person who walks carelessly among traffic. She never looks to see if there's a car coming before she crosses the road – she's a jaywalker.
ˈjaywalking noun
The police were concerned about the number of accidents involving jaywalking.
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A similar approach is urgently required to stop this practice of jaywalking.
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Easton points out that there are laws against jaywalking in the US, Singapore, Poland, Serbia, Iran, Australia and New Zealand.