traffic

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traffic

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
traffic

Plural
traffic

  1. (uncountable) Traffic is the things that move along a path, especially cars on a road.
    Traffic is slow at rush hour.
    On holiday weekends there are traffic jams that stretch for miles.
    He turned quickly, nearly getting hit by oncoming traffic.
    Almost half of all traffic accidents are alcohol-related.
    Why does it take the traffic lights so long to turn green?
    As the amount of traffic on the Internet increases, there are more and more problems.
  2. (uncountable) Traffic is the buying and selling of goods, especially illegal goods.
    Governments are working to prevent the abduction and sale of, or traffic in children.

Verb[change]

Plain form
traffic

Third-person singular
traffics

Past tense
trafficked

Past participle
trafficked

Present participle
trafficking

  1. If you traffic in certain goods, you buy and sell them, especially illegally.
    They were arrested for trafficking in stolen goods.