Definition of gridlock
1 : a traffic jam in which a grid of intersecting streets is so completely congested that no vehicular movement is possible
2 : a situation resembling gridlock (as in congestion or lack of movement) political gridlock
Examples of gridlock in a sentence
An accident caused gridlock at rush hour yesterday.
We were caught in a gridlock.
Disagreements about funding have caused legislative gridlock in Congress.
First Known Use of gridlock
GRIDLOCK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gridlock for English Language Learners
: a situation in which streets are so full that vehicles cannot move
: a situation in which no progress can be made
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