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traffic jam

n
a number of vehicles so obstructed that they can scarcely move
ˈtraffic-ˌjammed adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traffic jam - a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely movetraffic jam - a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move
crush, jam, press - a dense crowd of people
gridlock - a traffic jam so bad that no movement is possible

traffic jam

noun hold-up, jam, congestion, gridlock, bottleneck, tailback, snarl-up He was delayed in a traffic jam.
Translations
إزْدِحام السَّيْراِزْدِحَامُ الـمُرُور
dopravní zácpa
trafikprop
liikenneruuhka
prometna gužva
forgalmi dugó
umferîarhnútur
交通渋滞
교통 마비
prometni zamašek
trafikstockning
การจราจรติดขัด
sự tắc nghẽn giao thông

traffic jam

ningorgo (del traffico)
a 5-mile traffic jam → una coda di 5 miglia

traffic

(ˈtrӕfik) noun
1. vehicles, aircraft, ships etc moving about. There's a lot of traffic on the roads / on the river.
2. trade, especially illegal or dishonest. the drug traffic.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈtrafficked
to deal or trade in, especially illegally or dishonestly. They were trafficking in smuggled goods.
ˈtrafficker noun
a usually illegal or dishonest dealer. a trafficker in drugs.
traffic island
a small pavement in the middle of a road, for pedestrians to stand on on their way across.
traffic jam
a situation in which large numbers of road vehicles are prevented from proceeding freely.
traffic lights
lights of changing colours for controlling traffic at road crossings etc. Turn left at the traffic lights.
traffic wardenwarden

traffic jam

اِزْدِحَامُ الـمُرُور dopravní zácpa trafikprop Verkehrsstau μποτιλιάρισμα embotellamiento liikenneruuhka embouteillage prometna gužva ingorgo 交通渋滞 교통 마비 verkeersopstopping trafikkork korek congestionamento дорожная пробка trafikstockning การจราจรติดขัด trafik sıkışıklığı sự tắc nghẽn giao thông 交通堵塞
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