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    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    Gridlock battle: Moscow mayor declares war on city jams.

    Only better public transport, according to the new consensus, can save the city centers from the threat of gridlock.

    gridlock = a traffic jam in which no vehicular movement is possible, especially one caused by the blockage of key intersections within a grid of streets

    All of which helps to explain why Mr. Kohl's chances of winning re-election do not look as bad as a shrinking economy, growing budget deficit, and foreign-policy gridlock might lead you to expect.

    The society is in gridlock and people snatch fitfully at such symbols before realizing their inadequacy to the situation.

    gridlock (politics), = a difficulty in passing party agenda items due to an evenly divided legislature

    gridlock = a complete lack of movement or progress resulting in a backup or stagnation

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Default Re: gridlock

    Yes, though the foreign policy gridlock may be the result of conflicting interests rather than not having a sufficient majority in the legislature.

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    Default Re: gridlock

    Quote Originally Posted by vil;683142

    gridlock (politics), = a difficulty in passing party agenda items due to an evenly divided legislature[COLOR=Red
    or an inability to pass same because of obstructionist opposition.[/COLOR]

    gridlock = a complete lack of movement or progress resulting in a backup or stagnation
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    Default Re: gridlock

    Vil, I really don't see the point of your taking a definition directly from gridlock - definition of gridlock by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia., claiming it as your interpretation, and then asking us if you are right. You are wasting the time of people who could be answering genuine questions.

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    Default Re: gridlock

    /A learner/

    "Gridlock" is a new word to me.
    vil is a software program.
    I many times check up on the members using my dictionary. Why not?
    Especially if there are different meanings present.

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    Default Re: gridlock

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    I many times check up on the members using my dictionary. Why not?
    I do the same.
    What vil appears to be doing is presenting dictionary definitions as his own, and then asking members to confirm that he is right. This seems to me to be a little pointless.

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