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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Only two lanes of the main highway are currently in use on either side of the road that handles hundreds of thousands vehicles per day.On Monday, some commuters on their way to work to Nairobi CBD were caught up in the snarl-up that stretched back past the Garden City Mall.
PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUPAt the ferry, there was a traffic snarl-up as motorists steered their cars through the waters.Some pedestrians remained stranded at the ferry waiting bay as they waited for the rains to subside.
I expect you will be awarded the Royal Automobile Cross and the Anti-Anybody else award for services to the 'Snarl-up Campaign'.
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.
For too long, Junction 10 has been the scene of congestion and snarl-ups. Rather than traffic whizzing through en route to Birmingham and the South or Manchester and the North, it comes to a standstill.
Mombasa, which is a top tourist destination, has in the past seen motorists get stuck in heavy traffic snarl-ups due to the poor state of roads.
Despite a large number of vehicles swarming the roads leading to Katara, well-planned traffic regulations eliminated any chances of snarl-ups. With negligible hold-ups on the way, more families streamed into Katara, which offered captivating fireworks and a laser show in the evening.
Indeed, without it much-needed action couldn't have been taken and the traffic snarl-ups would be even greater.
Teenage protesters staged an emotional protest at political inaction on climate change near London's HeathrowAirport on Friday, a further day of actions that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.
(TAP) - Teenage protesters staged an emotional protest at political inaction on climate change near London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, a further day of actions that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.
They complained that project was being executed in piecemeal, resulting in snarl-ups on the sole artery snaking through various destinations.
During a session of the council chaired by convener Syed Qasim Ali Shah, the councillors said the city's roads often remained choked with traffic with traders and shopkeepers being affected by snarl-ups.