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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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On Saturday, March 3, heavy rains visited most parts of the country causing major traffic snarl-ups on some roads for up to 20 hours.
Parking lots were being established to facilitate the smooth flow of vehicles in the surrounding areas while preventing snarl-ups in the streets.
Saturday's freak thunderstorm caused traffic snarl-ups.
Brigadier General Al Mazrouri pointed out that the Dubai Traffic Department had put in place plans to ensure traffic is not hampered and snarl-ups avoided on the approach streets.
The car is convenient despite the headaches of road snarl-ups and it would take an awful lot to entice people out of them in meaningful numbers.
It has also been noted that some police officials stop vehicles on the middle of the road at traffic signal, causing snarl-ups and hooting and shouting by other motorists.
If the buses become slower, more people travel by car, increasing the pollution and the snarl-ups.
com traffic survey, there is a long list of factors - wrong parking, bad driving, blatant disregard of traffic lights and inadequate police response - lead to traffic snarl-ups.
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.
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 |
Dozens of people were injured in accidents caused by poor weather conditions that caused traffic snarl-ups, media reports said.