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: a jumble of logs jammed together in a watercourse
: deadlock, impasse
trying to break the logjam in negotiations
: jam, crowd
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deadlock, gridlock, halt, impasse, Mexican standoff, stalemate, standoff, standstill
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1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: a situation in which a large number of logs floating down a river become tangled with each other so that further movement is not possible
: a situation in which no progress seems possible
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something that serves to warn or remind
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