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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.
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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)
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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]
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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
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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
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

gridlock

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

gridlock

[ˈgrɪdlɒk] N
1. (Aut) → embotellamiento m
2. (fig) → punto m muerto
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

gridlock

[ˈgrɪdlɒk] n
(= traffic jam) → embouteillage m
to create gridlock → provoquer un embouteillage
(= impasse)
the political gridlock that currently exists → le blocage politique actuel
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gridlock

n (Mot) → totaler Stau, Verkehrsinfarkt m; (fig)festgefahrene Situation; total gridlock (Mot) → Verkehrskollaps m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

gridlock

[ˈgrɪdˌlɒk] n (traffic jam) → paralisi f inv del traffico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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