Definition of 'traffic jam'
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The average traffic jam was six miles long. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The average driver in the capital spends more than 100 hours a year stuck in traffic jams. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Dogs like walks in the park, not dressing up or sitting in traffic jams. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The traffic jams also meant I was able to take in the cabin properly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No trip to LA would be complete without sitting in a huge traffic jam. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The action in September 2013 caused a massive traffic jam and was allegedly done to punish a local mayor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This big freeze is being caused by a traffic jam in the atmosphere. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Heavy traffic jams were reported on nearly all the main motorways as ten million headed to the countryside and beaches. The Sun (2009)It is the poem to have in your head when you are stuck in a traffic jam or a holding pattern. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To get to work despite the traffic jams, parking costs and road rage? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The only place for a mobile is in the car when you are sitting in a traffic jam or if you are involved in an accident. The Sun (2008)A traffic jam on its first day delayed proceedings by 45 minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Bring on the red lights, traffic jams, road works! Times, Sunday Times (2007)She said that this is preferable to sitting in traffic jams, which makes you wonder why she put up with the commute in previous years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Our driver is taking us towards the Louvre and there's a huge traffic jam. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And who would want to spend their free time next to a Thames Valley traffic jam? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not surprisingly, she often comes into conflict with modern life, from traffic jams at the seaside to computers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Road pricing has the potential to end traffic jams on our roads, permanently; to make driving a pleasure again. Times, Sunday Times (2006)THE Court of Appeal has given an important verdict for bikers on overtaking in traffic jams. The Sun (2006)The new trial will also establish how wi-fi technology can transmit data directly to passing vehicles, including information about traffic jams and road conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'traffic jam'
British English: traffic jam /ˈtræfɪk dʒæm/ NOUN
A traffic jam is a long line of vehicles that cannot move because there is too much traffic, or because the road is blocked.
- American English: traffic jam
- Arabic: اِزْدِحَامُ الـمُرُور
- Brazilian Portuguese: congestionamento
- Chinese: 交通堵塞
- Croatian: prometna gužva
- Czech: dopravní zácpa
- Danish: trafikprop
- Dutch: verkeersopstopping
- European Spanish: embotellamiento
- Finnish: liikenneruuhka
- French: embouteillage
- German: Verkehrsstau
- Greek: μποτιλιάρισμα
- Italian: ingorgo
- Japanese: 交通渋滞
- Korean: 교통 마비
- Norwegian: trafikkork
- Polish: korek drogowy
- European Portuguese: congestionamento
- Romanian: ambuteiaj
- Russian: дорожная пробка
- Spanish: embotellamiento
- Swedish: trafikstockning
- Thai: การจราจรติดขัด
- Turkish: trafik sıkışıklığı
- Ukrainian: затори
- Vietnamese: sự tắc nghẽn giao thông
Definition of traffic jam from the Collins English Dictionary
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