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grid·lock  audio  (grdlk) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A traffic jam in which no vehicular movement is possible, especially one caused by the blockage of key intersections within a grid of streets.
  2. A complete lack of movement or progress resulting in a backup or stagnation: "the political gridlock that prevented ... the President and Congress from moving expeditiously to cut the budget" (Robert D. Hormats).


OTHER FORMS:
gridlock(Verb), gridlocked(Adjective)


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