jam

Definitions:

  • A preserve made from whole fruit boiled to a pulp with sugar.
  • To drive or wedge forcibly into a tight position.
  • To activate or apply (a brake) suddenly. Often used with <em>on:</em>
  • To cause (moving parts, for example) to lock into an unworkable position.
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  • To pack (items, for example) to excess; cram.
  • To fill (a container or space) to overflowing.
  • To block, congest, or clog.
  • To crush or bruise.
  • To interfere with or prevent the clear reception of (broadcast signals) by electronic means.
  • To throw an inside pitch to (a batter), especially to prevent the batter from hitting the ball with the thicker part of the bat.
  • To become wedged or stuck.
  • To become locked or stuck in an unworkable position.
  • To force one's way into or through a limited space.
  • To participate in a jam session.
  • To make a dunk shot.
  • The act of jamming or the condition of being jammed.
  • A crush or congestion of people or things in a limited space.
  • A trying situation. <i>synonym</i>: <strong> predicament</strong>.
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  • A conserve of fruits prepared by boiling them to a pulp in water with sugar.
  • A crush; a squeeze; pressure by thrusting or crowding.
  • A crowd of objects irregularly and tightly pressed together by arrest of their movement; a block, as of people, vehicles, or floating logs.
  • Another spelling of <internalXref urlencoded="jamb">jamb</internalXref>, 4.
  • To press; squeeze; thrust or press down or in with force or violence; thrust or squeeze in so as to stick fast; press or crowd in such a manner as to prevent motion or hinder extrication.
  • To fill full; block up; prevent the movement of by pressure, crowding, etc.
  • To tread hard or make firm by treading, as land is trodden hard by cattle.
  • To become wedged together or in place, as by violent impact; stick fast: as, the door <em>jams.</em>
  • To push (a bill or measure) through the regular routine of a legislative body by the brute force of a majority controlled by ‘the machine,’ without proper consideration or discussion. [Political slang.]
  • The title of certain native chiefs in northwestern India.
  • In England, a kind of dress worn by children: so called from the Hindu <em>jama</em>, a long muslin gown worn in India by both Mohammedans and Hindus.
  • An abbreviation of <internalXref urlencoded="Jamaica">Jamaica</internalXref>.
  • An extra pool in the game of napoleon.
  • To smear or spread with jam: as, a slice of bread thickly <em>jammed.</em>
  • To become jam; thicken to the consistency of jam.
  • A kind of frock for children.
  • See <xref urlencoded="jamb">jamb</xref>.
  • To become stuck so as not to function.
  • To play an instrument in a jam session.
  • To crowd together; -- usually used with together or in.
  • To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in; to cram.
  • To crush or bruise.
  • To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
  • To block or obstruct by packing too much (people or objects) into.
  • To interfere with (a radio signal) by sending other signals of the same or nearby frequency.
  • To cause to become nonfunctional by putting something in that blocks the movement of a part or parts.
  • A mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the pressure from a crowd; a crush
  • An injury caused by jamming.
  • A difficult situation.
  • A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; also called <altname>jelly</altname>
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