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traffic jam

noun [C] uk   us  
B1 a large number of vehicles close together and unable to move or moving very slowly: Roadworks have caused traffic jams throughout the city centre. I was stuck in a traffic jam for an hour yesterday.
Translations of “traffic jam”
in Korean 교통 체증…
in Arabic زَحْمة المُرور…
in Portuguese engarrafamento, congestionamento…
in Catalan embús…
in Japanese 交通渋滞…
in Italian ingorgo stradale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 交通堵塞…
in Russian транспортная пробка…
in Turkish trafik sıkışıklığı/tıkanıklığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 交通堵塞…
in Polish korek (uliczny)…
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