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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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gridlocked

(ˈɡrɪdlɒkt)
adj
1. (of urban traffic) obstructed by queues of vehicles forming across junctions and causing further queues to form in the intersecting streets
2. (of a dispute, etc) at a point at which no agreement can be reached; deadlocked
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Translations

gridlocked

[ˈgrɪdlɒkt] ADJ
1. [road] → paralizado
traffic is gridlocked in the citiesel tráfico está paralizado en las ciudades
2. (fig) [negotiations] → en un punto 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

gridlocked

[ˈgrɪdlɒkt] adj
(with traffic) to be gridlocked [road] → être embouteillé(e)
(at stalemate) to be gridlocked [talks] → être dans l'impasse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gridlocked

adj
roadvöllig verstopft; traffic is gridlocked in the citiesder Verkehr in den Städten ist zum völligen Stillstand gekommen
(fig) talks, negotiationsfestgefahren
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