- n. a traffic jam
- n. a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move
“In this matter my sympathy is with the former group, if only because the latter tend to be the sort of older fans who always block your view of a last‑minute equaliser when they start leaving early "to avoid the traffic" – though clearly the surest way of preventing yourself from getting caught in a traffic snarl-up is not to go to a football match at all.”
“Triggered by road construction, the snarl-up began 10 days ago and was 100 kilometers (60 miles) long at one point.”
“Authorities are trying to ease the snarl-up by letting more trucks into the capital, especially at night, said Zhang, the traffic director.”
“Triggered by road construction and a flurry of coal deliveries from mines in the northwest, the snarl-up was so bad that truck drivers passed the time playing cards and sleeping on the asphalt beside their vehicles.”
“Even coming from North Gloucestershire, which is virtually in the West Country, it took an age to get to Cornwall in those days, it being a toss-up between a snarl-up in Bath and a balls-up in Bristol, followed by the traditional jam (without the cream tea) in Okehampton.”
“If he stays on the streets, he'll hit a snarl-up sooner or later.”
“There was a massive snarl-up of traffic on that highway overnight.”
“There was a major traffic snarl-up on that highway overnight.”
“It was Boni who had been at the heart of the traffic snarl-up between London and Holland which lasted from 3 August to 12 November last year.”
“The Dutch section attributed the entire snarl-up to the natural hazzards of clandestine communication.”
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