Definition of gridlocked in US English:

gridlocked

adjective

  • See gridlock

    • ‘It couldn't have come at a worse time for the city's traders, who are gearing up for Christmas, but York's gridlocked roads are having an impact far beyond the city itself.’
    • ‘A transport survey shows peak-time congestion is worsening and has left drivers gridlocked for 21 per cent of their journey.’
    • ‘The vote left the House and Senate gridlocked over the issue.’
    • ‘Bath Road is gridlocked at most times of the day and this development would add to the congestion.’
    • ‘But we had to sell the business - and one of our main reasons was the difficulty in getting deliveries to our customers in heavy and often gridlocked traffic.’

Pronunciation

gridlocked

/ˈɡridˌläkt//ˈɡrɪdˌlɑkt/