Synonyms of 'traffic jam'
hold-upDictionary, jam, congestion
He was delayed in a traffic jam.
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A bottleneck is a place where a road becomes narrow or where it meets another road so that the traffic slows down or stops, often causing traffic jams.
a town-centre bottleneck
If there is congestion in a place, the place is extremely crowded and blocked with traffic or people.
Energy consumption, road congestion and pollution have increased.
Gridlock is the situation that exists when all the roads in a particular place are so full of vehicles that none of them can move.
The streets are wedged solid with the traffic gridlock.
Thesaurus for traffic jam from the Collins English Thesaurus
A traffic jam is a long line of vehicles that cannot move forward because there is too much traffic, or because the road is blocked by something.