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- n. A situation in which all road traffic is stationary or very slow.
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- n. a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move
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There’s the state’s across-the-river association with D.C., subjugating it from across the Potomac, sheltering the Pentagon and the CIA, and housing the hordes of transient residents who come from other places to work in D.C., gridlocking the highways and necessitating the building of strip malls and superstores; I swear, the whole of Northern Virginia is one long traffic jam to IKEA.
The little car threaded its way through a traffic jam and got to the Pont de Grenelle in record time.
I thought for a second Berin was spitting at him, but saw it was only a vocal traffic jam caused by indignation.
Roy Wong said as a traffic jam blossomed in the narrow, screeching street near the bustling intersections of Mong Kok.
In fact, he had come upon it halted in a traffic jam caused by an American tank which had emerged unexpectedly from behind a barn, deep in the Red Army's rear, and which had shot up several vehicles before escaping into a nearby village which apparently still harboured an aggressive resistance.
They were diverted from flooded roads twice, then found themselves in a traffic jam caused by a multicar fender bender.
Sounds brutal but there was a good reason to keep the not-very- urgent cases from causing a traffic jam in our ER: we needed to keep our stretchers open for the more serious cases that showed up with little warning.