Phrasal Verb: tail back

To tail back is to form a long line of slowly moving traffic or a traffic jam. British English.

Example of use:
The traffic quickly began to tail back after a lorry crashed in the rush hour.

rush hour – a time of day when there is a lot of traffic; often when people are travelling to work in the morning, and again when travelling home in the evening.

tailback (compound noun) – a long queue of traffic

infinitive – tail back

present simple – tail back and tails back

-ing form – tailing back

past simple – tailed back

past participle – tailed back

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