1. preserve of crushed fruit
2. informal terms for a difficult situation
3. a dense crowd of people
4. deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
Similar word(s): jamming
Definition categories: act
Sentences with jam as a noun:
- I’m in a jam right now. Can you help me out?
- A traffic jam caused us to miss the game's first period.
- a jam of logs in a river
- He's in a jam now, having walked the bases loaded with the cleanup hitter coming to bat.
- Toughie scored four points in that jam.
- I used a whole series of fist and foot jams in that crack.
- He's got more jam than Waitrose.
1. press tightly together or cram
2. push down forcibly
- The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor
3. crush or bruise
- jam a toe
Similar word(s): crush
4. interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
- Jam the Voice of America
Similar word(s): block
5. get stuck and immobilized
- the mechanism jammed
6. crowd or pack to capacity
- the theater was jampacked
7. block passage through
Sentences with jam as a verb:
- My foot got jammed in a gap between the rocks.
- Her poor little baby toe got jammed in the door.
- I jammed the top knuckle of my ring finger.
- They temporarily stopped the gas tank leak by jamming a piece of taffy into the hole.
- The rush-hour train was jammed with commuters.
- A single accident can jam the roads for hours.
- Jones was jammed by the pitch.
- When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.
- Toughie jammed four times in the second period.