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traffic jam

noun [C]
 
 
B1 a line of cars, trucks, etc that are moving slowly or not moving at all: They got stuck in a traffic jam.Traffic jams
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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