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jam 1

v. jammed, jam·ming, jams
1. To drive or wedge forcibly into a tight position: jammed the cork in the bottle.
2. To activate or apply (a brake) suddenly. Often used with on: jammed the brakes on.
a. To cause to become unworkable because a part is stuck: The wrinkled paper jammed the copying machine.
b. To cause (moving parts, for example) to lock into an unworkable position: jammed the typewriter keys.
a. To pack (items, for example) to excess; cram: jammed my clothes into the suitcase.
b. To fill (a container or space) to overflowing: I jammed the suitcase with clothes. Fans jammed the hallway after the concert.
5. To block, congest, or clog: a drain that was jammed by debris.
6. To crush or bruise: jam a finger.
7. Electronics To interfere with or prevent the clear reception of (broadcast signals) by electronic means.
8. Baseball To throw an inside pitch to (a batter), especially to prevent the batter from hitting the ball with the thicker part of the bat.
1. To become wedged or stuck: The coin jammed in the slot.
2. To become locked or stuck in an unworkable position: The computer keyboard jammed.
3. To force one's way into or through a limited space: We all jammed into the elevator.
4. Music To participate in a jam session.
5. Basketball To make a dunk shot.
1. The act of jamming or the condition of being jammed.
2. A crush or congestion of people or things in a limited space: a traffic jam.
3. A trying situation. See Synonyms at predicament.

[Origin unknown.]

jam′ma·ble adj.
jam′mer n.

jam 2

A preserve made from whole fruit boiled to a pulp with sugar.

[Possibly from jam.]

jam′my adj.


(Telecommunications) telecomm (of a telephone switchboard) blocked or disabled due to too many calls coming through at the same time
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jammed - filled to capacity; "a suitcase jammed with dirty clothes"; "stands jam-packed with fans"; "a packed theater"
crowded - overfilled or compacted or concentrated; "a crowded theater"; "a crowded program"; "crowded trains"; "a young mother's crowded days"
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[ˈdʒæmd] adj
(= stuck) [window, moving part] → coincé(e); [mechanism, gun] → enrayé(e)
The window's jammed → La fenêtre est coincée.
[road] → embouteillé(e)
to be jammed with [+ people, cars] → être encombré(e) de
[switchboard] → encombré(e), saturé(e)
The telephone lines are jammed → Les lignes sont encombrées., Les lignes téléphoniques sont encombrées.


(dʒӕm) past tense, past participle jammed verb
1. to crowd full. The gateway was jammed with angry people.
2. to squeeze, press or wedge tightly or firmly. He jammed his foot in the doorway.
3. to stick and (cause to) be unable to move. The door / steering-wheel has jammed.
4. (of a radio station) to cause interference with (another radio station's broadcast) by sending out signals on a similar wavelength.
1. a crowding together of vehicles, people etc so that movement is difficult or impossible. traffic-jams.
2. a difficult situation. I'm in a bit of a jam – I haven't got enough money to pay for this meal.
jam on
to put (brakes etc) on with force and haste. When the dog ran in front of his car he jammed on his brakes and skidded.


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I jammed the corner of the bed against it," she had explained to her husband, unable at the moment to give up her dream of release, the release that after all came to her but twice in her life, in the moments when her lovers Death and Doctor Reefy held her in their arms.
For hereby Flask's dinner was badly jammed in point of time.
Therefore these trucks went for the most part on the run; and the predecessor of Jonas had been jammed against the wall by one and crushed in a horrible and nameless manner.
After various ineffectual pullings and twitchings, just as the senator is losing all patience, the carriage suddenly rights itself with a bounce,--two front wheels go down into another abyss, and senator, woman, and child, all tumble promiscuously on to the front seat,--senator's hat is jammed over his eyes and nose quite unceremoniously, and he considers himself fairly extinguished;--child cries, and Cudjoe on the outside delivers animated addresses to the horses, who are kicking, and floundering, and straining under repeated cracks of the whip.