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traffic jamnoun [C]

uk   us  
B1 a ​largenumber of ​vehiclesclose together and ​unable to ​move or ​moving very ​slowly: The ​snowcausedtrafficjams all over the ​city. I was stuck in a ​trafficjam for an ​houryesterday.
(Definition of traffic jam from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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traffic jamnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtræf·ɪk ˌdʒæm/
a ​situation of too many ​vehicles on a ​road so that they can move only very ​slowly or not at all
(Definition of traffic jam from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “traffic jam”
in Arabic زَحْمة المُرور…
in Korean 교통 체증…
in Portuguese engarrafamento, congestionamento…
in Catalan embús…
in Japanese 交通渋滞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 交通堵塞…
in Turkish trafik sıkışıklığı/tıkanıklığı…
in Russian транспортная пробка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 交通堵塞…
in Italian ingorgo stradale…
in Polish korek (uliczny)…
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