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Synonyms of 'traffic'

(noun) 
Definition
the movement of vehicles or people in a particular place or for a particular purpose
There was heavy traffic on the roads.
Synonyms
,
movement
the movement of people, goods and services across borders
,
vehicles
,
transportation
, ,
coming and going
(noun) 
He phoned in to say he was stuck in traffic.
Synonyms
traffic jam
He was delayed in a traffic jam.
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jam
a nine-mile traffic jam
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hold-up
They arrived late due to a motorway hold-up.
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congestion
Energy consumption, road congestion and pollution have increased.
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gridlock
The streets are wedged solid with the traffic gridlock.
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bottleneck
a town-centre bottleneck
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tailback
,
(noun) 
Definition
the movement of vehicles or people in a particular place or for a particular purpose
The ferries can cope with the traffic of goods and passengers.
Synonyms
transportation
,
shipping
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transport
Safety rules had been breached during transport of radioactive fuel.
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freight
France derives 16% of revenue from air freight.
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conveyancing
(noun) 
Definition
trade, esp. of an illicit kind
traffic in illicit drugs
Synonyms
trade
The ministry has control over every aspect of foreign trade.
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dealing
,
commerce
They have made their fortunes from industry and commerce.
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buying and selling
,
business
young people seeking a career in business
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exchange
a free exchange of information
, , ,
peddling
, ,
(verb) 
Definition
to carry on trade or business, esp. of an illicit kind
Anyone who trafficked in illegal goods was brought to justice.
Synonyms
trade
They had years of experience trading with the west.
, , ,
exchange
We exchanged addresses.
, ,
bargain
Shop in small local markets and don't be afraid to bargain.
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do business
,
buy and sell
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peddle
dealers peddling drugs
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barter
They have been bartering wheat for cotton and timber.
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cut a deal
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have dealings
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have transactions

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bargain
Shop in small local markets and don't be afraid to bargain.
Synonyms
drive a hard bargain
in the sense of barter
Definition
to trade goods or services in exchange for other goods or services, rather than for money
They have been bartering wheat for cotton and timber.
Synonyms
drive a hard bargain
in the sense of bottleneck
Definition
something that holds up progress
a town-centre bottleneck
Synonyms
snarl-up (informal, British),
(traffic) jam

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