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v. jammed, jam•ming,
Jama crush or squeeze; a mass of things or persons tightly crowded.
marmalade jam jelly
Marmalade is a sweet food made from oranges, lemons, limes, or grapefruit. In Britain, people spread it on bread or toast and eat it as part of their breakfast.
In English marmalade refers only to a food made from oranges, lemons, limes, or grapefruit. Don't use it to refer to a similar food made from other fruits, for example blackberries, strawberries, or apricots. A food like this is called jam in British English, and jam or jelly in American English.
Past participle: jammed
|Noun||1.||jam - preserve of crushed fruit|
|2.||jam - informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"|
difficulty - a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties"
|3.||jam - a dense crowd of people|
crowd - a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
|4.||jam - deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems|
ECM, electronic countermeasures - electronic warfare undertaken to prevent or reduce an enemy's effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum
barrage jamming - electronic jamming over a wide range of frequencies simultaneously
|Verb||1.||jam - press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"|
|2.||jam - push down forcibly; "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"|
|3.||jam - crush or bruise; "jam a toe"|
|4.||jam - interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"|
cut off, disrupt, interrupt, break up - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
barrage jam - jam an entire frequency spectrum; "During the Cold War, the Soviets routinely barrage jammed to interfere with transmissions from the West"
point jam - jam a narrow band of frequencies; "We can counter point-jamming effectively"
spot jam - jam a single frequency; "This operator is spot-jammed"
blanket jam - jam a broad spectrum of frequencies to affect all communications in the area except for directional antenna communications
|5.||jam - get stuck and immobilized; "the mechanism jammed"|
|6.||jam - crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked"|
stuff - cram into a cavity; "The child stuffed candy into his pockets"
cram - put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled; "cram books into the suitcase"
|7.||jam - block passage through; "obstruct the path"|
barricade - prevent access to by barricading; "The street where the President lives is always barricaded"
asphyxiate, suffocate, stifle, choke - impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
tie up - restrain from moving or operating normally; "Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"
barricade, block, block up, blockade, block off, bar, stop - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
clog, clog up, congest, choke off, foul, back up, choke - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
jam1 [dʒæm] (Brit)
strawberry jam → mermelada f de fresas
you want jam on it! (fig) → ¡y un jamón!
the jam is spread very thin → hay cosas buenas pero apenas se notan
jam pot N (Brit) = jam jar jam roll N (Brit) → brazo m de gitano con mermelada
jam tart N → tarta f de mermelada
you never saw such a jam! → ¡había que ver cómo se agolpaba la gente!
there was a jam in the doorway → había una aglomeración de gente en la puerta, se había agolpado la gente en la puerta
a 5km jam of cars → una caravana or un atasco de coches de 5km
there are always jams here → aquí siempre se atasca el tráfico, aquí siempre hay atascos
it's got jammed → se ha atascado, no se puede mover/quitar/retirar
people jammed the exits → la gente se agolpaba en las salidas
I jammed my finger in the door → me pillé el dedo con la puerta
to jam sth into a box → meter algo a la fuerza en una caja
we were all jammed together → estábamos todos apiñados
the room was jammed with people → el cuarto estaba atestado de gente
streets jammed with cars → calles atascadas por el tráfico
this part has jammed → esta pieza se ha atascado, no se puede mover esta pieza
the drawer had jammed (shut/open) → el cajón no se podía abrir/cerrar
there were 15 people jammed in one room → había 15 personas apretadas unas contra otras en un cuarto
Pete jammed his hands into his pockets → Pete a enfoncé ses mains dans ses poches. (= pack) → entasser qch dans qch
to jam sth on sth → enfoncer qch sur qch
He jammed his hat on his head → Il a enfoncé son chapeau sur sa tête.
strawberry jam → marmellata di fragole
you want jam on it! (fig) (fam) → vuoi troppo!, sei incontentabile!
that's money for jam! (fig) (fam) → ti (or lo ) pagano per far niente!
to jam a door open (or shut) → bloccare una porta
streets jammed with people → strade molto affollate
streets jammed with cars → strade congestionate
the telephone lines are jammed → le linee sono sovraccariche
to jam one's brakes on → frenare bruscamente