snarl-up


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snarl-up

n
informal chiefly Brit a confusion, obstruction, or tangle, esp a traffic jam
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snarl-up - a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely movesnarl-up - 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

snarl-up

noun tangle, confusion, muddle, entanglement What idiot has caused this snarl-up?
Translations

snarl-up

[ˈsnɑːlʌp] N
1. (Aut etc) → atasco m, embotellamiento m
2. (in plans etc) → enredo m, maraña f

snarl-up

n (Brit inf, in traffic) → (Verkehrs)chaos nt; (in system, on switchboard etc) → Kuddelmuddel nt (inf); snarl-upsein großes Kuddelmuddel (inf); the snarl-ups at rush-hour periodsdas Chaos in den Stoßverkehrszeiten

snarl-up

[ˈsnɑːlˌʌp] n (of traffic) → intasamento
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Instead many drivers accepted the delays and were optimistic that the snarl-up was a temporary phase.
Vehicles diverted into Colmore Circus because of the St Chad's closure will be caught in a snarl-up - with one of their main exit routes blocked.
Second in the poll of irritating roads, is the A30 through Devon and Cornwall which turns into a huge snarl-up in the summer with holiday traffic.
Highways England have apologised several times for the snarl-ups that the project, which begun last September, has caused but have insisted that traffic flow through the junction would be quicker as a result of the revamp.
The security alert, which lasted for about four hours, caused rush hour snarl-ups throughout the east of the city.
Motorists and commuters have been facing problems in moving through the road due to the perpetual traffic snarl-ups.
Enabling Works Will Involve Sequencing Development To Prevent Traffic Snarl-Ups.
The A1 Western Bypass slices its way through Gateshead at Lobley Hill - there are still many months of work to go, but now those caught up in the daily snarl-ups are invited to an open day to be updated |The A1 Western Bypass slices its way through Gateshead at Lobley Hill - there are still many months of work to go, but now those caught up in the daily snarl-ups are invited to an open day to be updated |
University Hospital in Cov entry also recorded more than 500 call-outs, for reasons rang ing from traffic snarl-ups to missing people and a sudden death.
Dozens of people were injured in accidents caused by poor weather conditions that caused traffic snarl-ups, media reports said.
The interior ministryaACAOs official spokesman, Ziyad Zu'bi, said the committee had been tasked with putting forward solutions to daily traffic snarl-ups in some major cities.
Mr Lefroy made the journey to publicise Walk to School Week - an initiative to get parents to leave their cars at home, cutting pollution and easing traPSc snarl-ups.