Translation of "bottleneck" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /ˈbɒt.l̩.nek/ US  /ˈbɑː.t̬l̩-/

a place where a road becomes narrow, or a place where there is often a lot of traffic, causing the traffic to slow down or stop

Roadworks are causing bottlenecks in the city centre. 道路施工导致市中心交通阻塞。

a problem that delays progress

Is there any way of getting round this bureaucratic bottleneck? 有办法避开这种拖拉推诿的官僚作风吗?

(Translation of “bottleneck” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)