English version

traffic jam

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Motor vehicles
traffic jamˈtraffic ˌjam ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TTCa long line of vehicles on a road that cannot move or can only move very slowly 🔊 We were stuck in a traffic jam for two hours.
Examples from the Corpus
traffic jamThere was a long halt, as a traffic jam piled up ahead.Look, Chief, you want to cause a traffic jam?We were stuck in a traffic jam on the freeway for two hours.The Columbia River was a traffic jam of barges carrying bauxite to the smelters in Longview, Washington.Otherwise every traffic jam will gradually vanish beneath a rising tide of its own foamy output.A rush-hour style traffic jam at 12 p.m.stuck in ... traffic jamI was thinking about his while stuck in a traffic jam the other day.
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