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. :  import and export trade

    :  the business of bartering or buying and selling

    :  illegal or disreputable usually commercial activity

  1. :  to carry on traffic

    :  to concentrate one's effort or interest

    :  engage, deal

  1. :  to become blocked or wedged

    :  to become unworkable through the jamming of a movable part

    :  to force one's way into a restricted space

  1. :  an act or instance of jamming

    :  a crowded mass that impedes or blocks

    :  the quality or state of being jammed

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

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very important or noticeable

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