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log·jam

 (lôg′jăm′, lŏg′-)
n.
1. An immovable mass of floating logs crowded together.
2. A deadlock, as in negotiations; an impasse.
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log•jam

(ˈlɔgˌdʒæm, ˈlɒg-)

n.
1. an immovable pileup or tangle of logs, as in a river, causing a blockage.
2. any blockage or massive accumulation: a logjam of bills before Congress.
[1880–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.logjam - any stoppage attributable to unusual activity; "the legislation ran into a logjam"
halt, stoppage, arrest, hitch, stay, stop, check - the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
2.logjam - an immovable mass of logs blocking a river
mass - an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
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Translations

logjam

[ˈlɒgdʒæm] N (fig) → atolladero m
to clear the logjamdesbloquear la situación, salir del atolladero
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

logjam

[ˈlɒgdʒæm] n (= deadlock) to break the logjam → sortir de l'impasse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

logjam

[ˈlɒgˌdʒæm] n to break the logjamsuperare l'impasse f inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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