Definitions for jamdʒæm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jamdʒæm(v.; n.)jammed, jam•ming
(v.t.)to press or squeeze into a confined space:
to jam socks into a drawer.
to bruise or crush by squeezing:
to jam one's hand in a door.
to fill tightly.
to push or thrust violently on or against something:
Jam your foot on the brake.
to block up by crowding:
Crowds jammed the doors.
to put or place in position with a violent gesture (often fol. by on):
He jammed on his hat.
to make (something) unworkable by causing parts to become stuck, displaced, etc.:
to jam a lock.
to interfere with (radio signals or the like) by sending out other signals of approximately the same frequency. (of radio signals or the like) to interfere with (other signals).
Category: Radio and Television
(v.i.)to become stuck, wedged, blocked, etc.:
This door jams easily.
to press or push, often violently, as into a confined space:
They jammed into the elevator.
(of a machine, part, etc.) to become unworkable, as through the wedging or displacement of a part.
to participate in a jam session.
Category: Music and Dance
(n.)the act of jamming or the state of being jammed.
a mass of objects, vehicles, etc., crammed together in such a way as to severely impede movement:
a traffic jam.
Informal. a difficult or embarrassing situation; predicament; fix:
Their lying got them into a jam.
Origin of jam:
1700–10; appar. of expressive orig.; cf. champ1, dam1
a preserve of slightly crushed fruit boiled with sugar.
Origin of jam:
1720–30; perh. identical with jam1
Category: Geography (places)
preserve of crushed fruit
fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish(noun)
informal terms for a difficult situation
"he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
crush, jam, press(noun)
a dense crowd of people
jamming, electronic jamming, jam(verb)
deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
throng, mob, pack, pile, jam(verb)
press tightly together or cram
"The crowd packed the auditorium"
push down forcibly
"The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"
crush or bruise
"jam a toe"
interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
"Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
get stuck and immobilized
"the mechanism jammed"
jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad(verb)
crowd or pack to capacity
"the theater was jampacked"
obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)
block passage through
"obstruct the path"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a sweet food made from fruit and sugar, often spread on bread
toast and jam
when the flow of sth is stopped, because sth is stuck
a paper jam in the printer; a traffic jam
a situation that causes trouble
friends who help you out when you are in a jam
to block or become blocked and unable to flow
People were jamming the streets outside.; The printer is jammed again.
to push sth into sth else forcefully
He jammed his hands into his pockets.
to block the transmission of a signal
to jam a radio signal
A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts.
A difficult situation.
Iu2019m in a jam right now. Can you help me out?
A traffic jam caused us to miss the game's first period.
An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.
A difficult situation for a pitcher or defending team.
He's in a jam now, having walked the bases loaded with the cleanup hitter coming to bat.
A forceful dunk.
(roller derby) A play during which points can be scored.
Toughie scored four points in that jam.
Any of several rock-climbing maneuvers requiring wedging of an extremity into a tight space.
I used a whole series of fist and foot jams in that crack.
He's got more jam than Waitrose.
To get something stuck in a confined space.
My foot got jammed in a gap between the rocks.
To brusquely force something into a space; cram, squeeze.
To cause congestion or blockage. Often used with "up"
A single accident can jam the roads for hours.
To block or confuse a broadcast signal.
To throw a pitch at or near the batter's hands.
Jones was jammed by the pitch.
To play music (especially improvisation as a group.)
To injure a finger or toe by sudden compression of the digit's tip.
When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.
(roller derby) To attempt to score points.
Toughie jammed four times in the second period.
a kind of frock for children
to press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in
to crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door
to bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback
a mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the pressure from a crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a jam of logs in a river
an injury caused by jamming
a preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A pantry composition in A minor.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'jam' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3632
Rank popularity for the word 'jam' in Nouns Frequency: #2978
Translations for jam
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a crowding together of vehicles, people etc so that movement is difficult or impossible
- ضَغْط ، عَرْقَلَه، إزْدِحام السَّيْرArabic
- engarrafamentoPortuguese (BR)
- zácpa, tlačeniceCzech
- die VerstopfungGerman
- κυκλοφοριακή συμφόρηση, μποτιλιάρισμαGreek
- atasco, embotellamientoSpanish
- گرفتگی؛ بند آمدگیFarsi
- פְּקָק תְּנוּעָהHebrew
- भीड़ लगनाHindi
- prometni zastojCroatian
- öngþveiti, troðningur, stíflaIcelandic
- sablīvējums; sastrēgums; drūzmaLatvian
- kesesakan lalu lintasMalay
- -kork, blokkeringNorwegian
- گرفتگی؛ بند آمدگیPersian
- ambuteiaj, blocarea traficului rutierRomanian
- zápcha; tlačenicaSlovak
- trängsel, trafikstockningSwedish
- tıkanıklık, sıkışıklıkTurkish
- 擁塞Chinese (Trad.)
- тиснява; заторUkrainian
- اژدہام کے باعث رکاوٹUrdu
- đám đông tắc nghẽnVietnamese
- 堵塞Chinese (Simp.)
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