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English definition of “gridlock”

gridlock

noun [U] uk   /ˈɡrɪd.lɒk/ us    /-lɑːk/
a situation where roads in a town become so blocked by cars that it is impossible for any traffic to move: A car breaking down at rush hour could cause gridlock across half the city. a situation in which no progress can be made
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