Gridlock – meaning of the word and examples

A situation where roads in a town become so blocked by cars that is impossible for any traffic to move. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A situation in which no progress can be made. (Cambridge Dictionary)

The stoppage of free vehicular movement in an urban area because key intersections are blocked by traffic. (

The blocking of an intersection by vehicular traffic entering the intersection but unable to pass through it. (


http://Emergency department gridlock and out-of-hospital delays for cardiac patients.

Gridlock in Washington won’t be good for a stock market thirsty for more tax cuts and spending.

Buyers in Downtown Los Angeles escape the gridlock.


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