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bottleneck

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bottleneck

  1. a crowded mass (as of cars) that impedes or blocks movement <a bottleneck inevitably forms at the start of a construction zone when the highway narrows from three to two lanes> Synonyms backup, jam, jam-up, logjam, snarl, tailback [British], tie-upRelated Words tangle; gridlock, lock; congestion, traffic; crawl, delay, slowdown, stoppage





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