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heavy traffic

This page is about the collocation heavy traffic

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

traffics that's congested and moving slowly

For example

  • Barry always blames the heavy traffic when he's late for work.

  • The traffic wouldn't have been anywhere near that heavy if it hadn't rained.

Note:
A similar collocation is "bad traffic", and a collocation with the opposite meaning is "light traffic"

Quick Quiz

The traffic's really heavy around here because

a. the cars go really fast

b. the vehicles weigh so much

c. there aren't enough big roads

Contributor: Matt Errey