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A condition in which a pocket of vaporized gasoline forms in the fuel line of an internal-combustion engine, obstructing the normal flow of fuel.
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an obstruction to the flow of fuel to a gasoline engine caused by the formation of bubbles in the fuel.
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|Noun||1.||vapor lock - a stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)|
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bouchon de vapeur