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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of gridlock.
  • adj. Stationary in a gridlock


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  • But since then Csikszentmihalyi’s theory seems to have lost traction, so I was intrigued to hear my Turkish friend (in gridlocked traffic that was the antithesis of flow!) update me on a couple of recent studies (copies of which he subsequently sent me) that have rehabilitated the notion of flow.

    May « 2010 « An A-Z of ELT

  • Afterwards, the Dow plunged again and was down 600 points or more, further reflecting the investing world's lack of confidence in what one trader called the "gridlocked circus" of Washington, D.C.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • I do agree that the president needs to step forward and lead on this issue because right now congress is kind of gridlocked on this thing, but let's remember he doesn't need Republican votes.

    CNN Transcript Sep 2, 2009

  • Meanwhile, Republican Sunder Ramani has run a Scott Brown style campaign: energizing the Republican base while appealing to Democratic and Decline to State voters as a "non partisan" problem solver who can reach across party lines to solve problems in "gridlocked" Sacramento.

    The California Majority Report

  • That, and about $2.50 will get you a fair cup of coffee in a greasy spoon restaurant, and nothing more, so long as the GOP thinks "gridlocked" is the only kind of congress in which they care to partake.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Traffic was reported to be "gridlocked" on the busy A417 at Birdlip near Cheltenham, with the Highways Agency closing a number of roads in the area.

    Your Local Guardian | Wimbledon

  • Ban said last week that the negotiations were "gridlocked" but today said that

    The Guardian World News

  • At the moment, the agency and Iran are - in the words of a senior official - "gridlocked" over Tehran's refusal to provide proof that it was not involved in studies to make a nuclear warhead, as a wide range of intelligence suggests it was.

    The Times of India

  • Holbrooke called me one day in the spring of 1979, troubled about the boat people, and said our government was gridlocked.

    The Good Fight

  • The continued faith in a conservative American Dream also may have an impact on the larger debates that have gridlocked government over whether to respond to the recession with less or more government intervention to revive the economy and meet the needs of struggling Americans.

    David Briggs: Believers Keep Faith In American Dream Despite Recession


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