Meaning of TRAFFIC in English

TRAFFIC

noun

1 vehicles going somewhere

ADJECTIVE

▪ bad , bumper-to-bumper , busy , congested , heavy , terrible

The ~ was terrible on the way here.

▪ light

▪ fast , fast-flowing

▪ slow-moving

▪ stop-and-go ( AmE )

▪ passing

She waved her arms at the passing ~, pleading for someone to stop.

▪ automobile ( AmE ), lorry ( BrE ), motor , road , truck ( esp. AmE ), vehicle , vehicular

▪ foot , pedestrian

▪ air , airline

an air ~ controller

▪ boat , maritime , river , sea

▪ rail , railroad ( AmE ), railway ( BrE )

▪ freeway ( in the US ), highway ( in the US ), interstate ( in the US ), motorway ( in the UK )

▪ commercial , freight , goods , industrial , passenger

▪ city , city-centre ( BrE ), downtown ( AmE ), local , town-centre ( BrE ), urban

▪ international

▪ commuter , tourist

▪ morning , rush-hour

▪ holiday

▪ oncoming

I stood waiting for a gap in the oncoming ~.

▪ through

Through ~ is directed around the bypass.

▪ northbound , southbound , etc.

▪ inbound , outbound

▪ one-way , two-way

… OF TRAFFIC

▪ stream

VERB + TRAFFIC

▪ generate , increase

Building larger roads could generate more ~.

▪ cut , reduce

▪ slow down

▪ block , disrupt , hold up , obstruct , snarl , stop , tie up

Traffic was held up for six hours by the accident.

▪ control , direct

▪ divert

▪ avoid , beat

We set off early to beat the ~.

▪ navigate

The driver calmly navigated the heavy ~.

▪ watch

TRAFFIC + VERB

▪ build up , thicken ( esp. AmE )

Traffic was already building up as early as 3 p.m.

▪ grow , increase

Traffic has increased by 50% in ten years.

▪ clog sth

Traffic clogs the streets of the city.

▪ thin ( esp. AmE )

Traffic thins noticeably after 9 a.m.

▪ flow , move , speed , travel

The road is being widened to keep ~ moving.

▪ go by , pass

▪ stop

▪ head

We joined the ~ heading north.

▪ roar , rumble

TRAFFIC + NOUN

▪ accident

▪ fatality

▪ hazard

Sheep are a ~ hazard in the hills.

▪ chaos , congestion , delays , disruption , hold-ups , jam , problems , queues ( BrE ), snarl ( esp. AmE )

▪ fumes , pollution

▪ noise

▪ flow , speed

Widening the road would improve ~ flow.

▪ levels , volume

▪ calming ( BrE ), management , restraint , safety

▪ sign , signal

▪ laws , legislation , regulations

▪ court ( AmE )

▪ system

▪ offence/offense ( esp. BrE ), violation ( esp. AmE )

▪ ticket (= an official notice to pay a fine) ( AmE )

▪ camera

▪ stop ( AmE )

The cop was shot during a routine ~ stop.

▪ bollard ( BrE ), circle ( AmE ), cone , island

A ~ island at the junction separates left- and right-turning vehicles.

▪ artery ( formal ), route

▪ lane

▪ information , report , survey , update

▪ cop , officer , police , policeman , warden ( BrE )

▪ engineer , planner ( BrE )

▪ duty

a policeman on ~ duty

PHRASES

▪ the volume of ~

2 messages, signals, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ radio , telephone

▪ data , voice

▪ network

▪ email , Internet , Net , search-engine , site , Web , website

Our company will help you generate site ~.

▪ targeted

These tips should help you generate more targeted ~ to your website.

▪ real-time

▪ inbound , incoming

▪ outbound , outgoing

VERB + TRAFFIC

▪ boost , build , generate

▪ receive , send

▪ attract , draw

▪ carry

▪ handle , manage

▪ monitor

▪ encrypt

▪ redirect , re-route , route

TRAFFIC + VERB

▪ flow

▪ grow , increase

TRAFFIC + NOUN

▪ pattern

▪ load

▪ capacity

3 illegal buying and selling of sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ illegal

▪ arms , drug

▪ international

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in sth

the ~ in arms

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