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gridlock

Pronunciation: /ˈgrɪdlɑːk; ˈgrɪdlɒk/

Translation of gridlock in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) paralización (feminine) total del tráfico the negotiations have now reached a state of gridlock las negociaciones han llegado a un punto muerto
    Example sentences
    • Proponents say a parliamentary system would end the gridlock between the executive and legislature that dogs Philippine politics.
    • President Bashar Al-Assad ended the gridlock by attending Arafat's funeral in November 2004.
    • The move to inject liquidity started in Asia as the Bank of Japan reacted early to head off fears of a global gridlock.

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