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logjam definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any stoppage attributable to unusual activity; "the legislation ran into a logjam"
2: an immovable mass of logs blocking a river

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1885 1. a jumble of logs jammed together in a watercourse 2. a. deadlock, impasse <trying to break the logjam in negotiations> b. blockage c. jam, crowd logjam transitive verb

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(logjams) To break the logjam means to change or deal with a difficult situation which has existed for a long time. (JOURNALISM) A new initiative was needed to break the logjam. N-COUNT: usu sing

Moby Thesaurus

afterthought, arch dam, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barrier, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, bind, block, blockage, boom, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, bureaucratic delay, cofferdam, dam, defense, delay, delayage, delayed reaction, detention, dike, ditch, double take, dragging, earthwork, embankment, fence, gate, gravity dam, groin, halt, hang-up, hindrance, holdup, hydraulic-fill dam, interim, iron curtain, jam, jetty, lag, lagging, leaping weir, levee, milldam, moat, mole, moratorium, mound, obstruction, paperasserie, parapet, pause, portcullis, rampart, red tape, red-tapeism, red-tapery, reprieve, respite, retardance, retardation, roadblock, rock-fill dam, seawall, shutter dam, slow-up, slowdown, slowness, stay, stay of execution, stone wall, stop, stoppage, suspension, tie-up, time lag, wait, wall, weir, wicket dam, work



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