traffic jam


Definition of traffic jam

  1. :  a situation in which a long line of vehicles on a road have stopped moving or are moving very slowly stuck in a traffic jam

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the vehicles, pedestrians, ships, or planes moving along a route

    :  congestion of vehicles

    :  the movement (as of vehicles or pedestrians) through an area or along a route

  1. :  to carry on traffic

    :  to concentrate one's effort or interest

    :  engage, deal

  1. :  a food made by boiling fruit and sugar to a thick consistency

  1. :  to become blocked, wedged, or stuck fast

    :  to become unworkable when a movable part becomes blocked or stuck

    :  to force one's way into a restricted space

  1. :  a crowded mass that impedes or blocks movement

    :  an act or instance of becoming blocked or jammed (see 2jam)

    :  the quality or state of being blocked, stopped, or jammed

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