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A line or lines of stationary or very slow-moving traffic, caused by roadworks, an accident, or heavy congestion.→ jam
congestion, traffic jam, jam, tailback, hold-up, bottleneck, gridlock, queue, stoppage, obstructionView synonyms
- ‘They drove home in relative silence, while caught in a traffic jam, they stole a kiss or two.’
- ‘You spend thirty minutes in a traffic jam next to a car that has more power going to its speakers than its wheels.’
- ‘The M20 is closed following an accident and some of its divers are stuck in the traffic jam.’
- ‘Today it's due to a bad traffic jam, a bottleneck in the center of one of the city's main streets.’
- ‘I said as I manoeuvred the car back into the slow-moving traffic jam that is Boston.’
- ‘We took an unusual route, which I put down to him knowing about a traffic jam or road works.’
- ‘A mother gave birth on the back seat of a car while stuck in a traffic jam.’
- ‘When she is on the highway, parked in a traffic jam, she often wonders where is she headed in such great hurry?’
- ‘You can select from a traffic jam, roadworks, dentist's office and a circus.’
- ‘To see the competitors creeping toward that starting line is to see the traffic jam of your dreams.’
- ‘Leave understanding the one-way system, the evening traffic jam and where to park to the locals.’
- ‘Unfortunately we got stuck in a lengthy traffic jam on the way back, and the drive ended up taking us five and a half hours.’
- ‘They're stuck in a traffic jam in their brand new four wheel drive that they're in debt up to the hilt for.’
- ‘I eventually pulled out of the space, into a traffic jam of cars, all going the same way, and pulling out!’
- ‘When there is a traffic jam or hold-up, do not jump the queue, as it would only add to the congestion and confusion.’
- ‘The rest of us can enjoy time with family, friends and the other motorists in the traffic jam.’
- ‘You think there's a fender-bender or a traffic jam in this city I don't know about?’
- ‘It may cause a traffic jam or a tailback to the point of gridlock.’
- ‘And the worst traffic jam in the region had been caused by roadworks on the M1 in South Yorkshire.’
- ‘They hoped the two-wheeler would be useful when there was a breakdown or a traffic jam.’
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