stop-and-go

adjective

ˌstäp-ən-ˈgō How to pronounce stop-and-go (audio)
-ᵊm-,
 attributively  -ˌgō
: of, relating to, or involving frequent stops
especially : controlled or regulated by traffic lights
stop-and-go driving

Examples of stop-and-go in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Development of the new 911 was done under a variety of conditions, the company says, ranging from freezing cold to the heat of Dubai as well as stop-and-go traffic. Chris Morris, Fortune, 13 May 2024 Whether at a high drivetrain load in the demanding conditions of mountain passes or in the stop-and-go traffic of an urban environment, the new 911 has mastered even the most difficult challenges with aplomb. Bradley Brownell / Jalopnik, Quartz, 13 May 2024 The cleanup of a crash at the Hollywood Boulevard exit of Florida’s Turnpike has left northbound traffic at a stop-and-go all the way to Miami Gardens on Saturday. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 11 May 2024 From a long, stop-and-go ride up to Breckenridge in Colorado, to a quick trip to Jones Beach in New York, these glasses stopped my reliance on Dramamine in its tracks. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 11 Apr. 2024 But many stop-and-go, stop-and-gos later, and my Uber rolled into the hotel’s driveway with moments so spare. Kayla Greaves, Vogue, 20 Mar. 2024 Traffic was also stop-and-go on a section of westbound I-8 after a crash was reported near Waring Road. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Feb. 2024 On a recent evening, Ms. Diver, 25, sat in stop-and-go traffic, the red of the brake lights in front glowing through the windshield, as dusk turned to darkness. Megan Specia, New York Times, 15 Jan. 2024 These limitations mean Drive Pilot is for use in heavy stop-and-go traffic, appropriate for the bumper-to-bumper congestion of LA’s I-10 Freeway, but not free-flowing highways. Mark Takahashi, Ars Technica, 27 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stop-and-go was in 1925

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“Stop-and-go.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stop-and-go. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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