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tra fik

  • n  the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
  • n  buying and selling; especially illicit trade
  • n  the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time
    heavy traffic overloaded the trunk lines
    traffic on the internet is lightest during the night
  • n  social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')
  • v  deal illegally
    traffic drugs
  • v  trade or deal a commodity
    They trafficked with us for gold

  • WHILE the postal dispute centered on the clear-cut issue of wages, the Government's conflict with air-traffic controllers is far more complex.
  • Vietnam may not tolerate dissent, but citizens freely flout its traffic laws.
  • Regardless of the origin, Napoleon brought right-hand traffic to the nations he conquered, including Russia, Switzerland and Germany.
News & Articles


  • Charlton Heston in San Francisco Chronicle
    Heston wrote in "In the Arena: An Autobiography," 1995; that he was proud of what he did "though now I'll surely never be offered another film by Warners, nor get a good review in Time. On the other hand, I doubt I'll get a traffic ticket...
  • Michael Bloomberg in Wall Street Journal
    There's an awful lot of taxicabs on the streets of New York City obviously, so it makes a real big difference,Mr. Bloomberg said. "These cars just sit there in traffic sometimes, belching fumes; this does a lot less. It's a lot better for...
  • Sergio Marchionne in USA Today
    There has already been an uptick in customer traffic in our dealerships in the first quarter, and we are confident that sales will continue to increase as we launch new products in the second quarter,Marchionne said.

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