Definition of 'congestion'

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The congestion charge has become a car tax, pure and simple. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Warm steam inhalation - a hot shower or a steam room - can also ease congestion. The Sun (2016)The London congestion charge is supposed to put people off but it's just as busy inside the congestion zone as it is outside. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The winner will be responsible for the payment of all tolls, congestion charges, parking or road traffic fines incurred during the loan period. The Sun (2016)They say that its closure will increase congestion in the city centre. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is not possible to reduce congestion without some form of demand constraint. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are plans to take more land from the sea to ease the congestion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But fixture congestion would make that proposal virtually impossible. The Sun (2009)This would not be the case if we introduced a road congestion charge. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Traffic congestion around the airport is already appalling and will get worse. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The school run is now a cause of considerable congestion and air pollution. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It would have seemed as unlikely as the congestion charge. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The incident led to heavy traffic congestion. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The projected savings in congestion and pollution are therefore illusory. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Did you remember to pay the congestion charge? Times, Sunday Times (2014)It caused traffic congestion in the area and council workers were called to tow the car out. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The cheapest petrol in the world comes with some of the worst congestion and pollution. The Sun (2008)Increasing numbers of local councils are considering adopting the scheme to cut city centre congestion and raise more cash for public transport. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Would this really ease congestion, increase safety and reduce pollution? Times, Sunday Times (2016)If they are not knocked out, fixture congestion remains a problem. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The changes are part of a 22million bypass to ease congestion on a commuter road. The Sun (2015)One increases blood flow, which helps ease congestion. The Sun (2008)But for us to lose only two games this season given fixture congestion, injuries and the rest makes the table a sweet read. The Sun (2006)This is said to improve availability of parking spaces and reduce congestion, because fewer drivers have to circle in the search for a space. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That improvement will also reduce congestion on the country's creaking 3G networks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The voluptuous frame is slender enough to weave through city congestion and it's lively enough to propel you to the hole shot at the traffic lights. The Sun (2006)My leaflet on snoring explains self-help but if the problem is simple nasal congestion, there can be simple remedies. The Sun (2010)The completed bypass will significantly improve access between local and motorway networks, while reducing congestion in Preston city centre. Times, Sunday Times (2013)ASK your average motorist what should be done to reduce road congestion and he'll say that public transport should be the priority. Times, Sunday Times (2006)

Synonyms of 'congestion'

overcrowding, crowding, mass, jam

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Translations for 'congestion'

British English: congestion /kənˈdʒɛstʃən/ NOUN
If there is congestion in a place, the place is extremely crowded and blocked with traffic or people.
...problems of traffic congestion.
  • American English: congestion
  • Arabic: اِحْتِقَان
  • Brazilian Portuguese: congestionamento
  • Chinese: 拥塞
  • Croatian: zakrčenost
  • Czech: nával
  • Danish: overfyldning
  • Dutch: ophoping
  • European Spanish: congestión
  • Finnish: ruuhka
  • French: encombrement
  • German: Stau
  • Greek: συμφόρηση
  • Italian: congestione
  • Japanese: 密集
  • Korean: 정체
  • Norwegian: overbelastning
  • Polish: przeciążenie
  • European Portuguese: congestionamento
  • Romanian: congestie
  • Russian: скопление
  • Spanish: congestión
  • Swedish: trängsel
  • Thai: ความแออัด
  • Turkish: tıkanıklık
  • Ukrainian: затор
  • Vietnamese: sự tắc nghẽn


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