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Noun
Blockage or congestion, especially due to a narrowing of a road, path or route
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“You're on your way to work when the radio reports a bottleneck on the highway up ahead. What do you do?”
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Something that prevents progress, or that makes progress difficult
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“Ellen can take a group that has hit a bottleneck and provide a foundation for them to make progress again.”
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Retarder or inhibitor
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A point at which traffic or other movement can easily become blocked
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The act of constricting, the state of being constricted, or something that constricts
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Used in reference to a situation characterized by a specified degree of trouble or difficulty
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A problematic situation that is difficult or impossible to escape
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An artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland or to convey water for irrigation
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To impede the work or progress of
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