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1. Traveling close together with bumpers almost touching: The cars were bumper-to-bumper in the tunnel.
2. Moving slowly or stalled as a result of tight spacing between vehicles: bumper-to-bumper traffic.
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(of traffic) forming long, slow-moving queues
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marked by a long line of cars moving slowly or with many stops and starts, one behind the other: bumper-to-bumper traffic.
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|Adj.||1.||bumper-to-bumper - used of traffic; "bumper-to-bumper traffic"|
slow - not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"
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