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traffic jam

jam1 (def 16).
Related forms
traffic-jammed, adjective Unabridged
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  • No one knows for sure what's causing this jellyfish traffic jam.
  • It's not exactly a traffic jam up there yet, but it's getting a little congested.
  • One traffic jam or detour and you can miss the whole show.
  • The traffic jam had indeed started to work its mischief.
  • The picture of an electric car traffic jam would be the epitome of failure to change life styles.
  • The reasons getting people into space are simple and as basic to our society as a traffic jam.
  • It would be both a traffic jam and a logistical nightmare, not to mention the clamor of the doorbell constantly ringing.
  • Think about it: when you hear about a major traffic jam over the radio, it's often too late for you to do anything to avoid it.
  • Admittedly, few things are more egalitarian than a traffic jam.
  • As much as they give flexibility and service, they are also the reason for many accidents and the permanent traffic jam.
British Dictionary definitions for traffic jam

traffic jam

a number of vehicles so obstructed that they can scarcely move
Derived Forms
traffic-jammed, adjective
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