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jam

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of jam

  1. 1 a crowded mass (as of cars) that impedes or blocks movement <thousands of cars trying to leave the stadium's parking lot at the same time are sure to create a jam> Synonyms backup, bottleneck, jam-up, logjam, snarl, tailback [British], tie-up Related Words tangle; gridlock, lock; congestion, traffic; crawl, delay, slowdown, stoppage

  2. 2 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape <the heavy rain puts us in a real jam: all of the preparations are for a garden wedding> Synonyms bind, box, catch-22, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jackpot [chiefly West], predicament, mire, pickle, quagmire, rabbit hole, rattrap, spot, sticky wicket, swampRelated Words difficulty, node; hot water, soup; pinch, plight, quandary, scrape, trouble; deadlock, halt, logjam, stalemate, standstill; clutch, crisis, crossroad, emergency, exigency, juncture, strait




jam

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of jam

  1. 1 to fit (people or things) into a tight space <jammed his clothes into the already bulging hamper> Synonyms cram, crush, crowd, ram, sandwich, shoehorn, squeeze, stuff, wedgeRelated Words fill, heap, jam-pack, load, pack

  2. 2 to prevent passage through by filling with something <firefighters found the nightclub's doorways jammed with trapped patrons> Synonyms block, choke, clot, congest, dam, gum (up), clog, obstruct, occlude, plug (up), stop (up), stuffRelated Words bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swampNear Antonyms excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lightenAntonyms clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop

  3. 3 to put into (something) as much as can be held or contained <the inn will jam a guest's picnic basket with an array of tempting foods> Synonyms brim, charge, cram, heap, fill, jam-pack, load, pack, stuffRelated Words drench, flood, glut, swamp; bloat, bulk; crowd, crush, mat, press, ram, shove, squash, squeeze; refill, refresh, reload, repack, replenish; overcharge, overfill, overflow, saturate; honeycomb, penetrateNear Antonyms lighten; deplete, drain, eliminate, exhaust; bleed, draw (off); clean, flush, purge, scour, sweepAntonyms clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, void

  4. 4 to force one's way <several more people jammed into the bus even though there was hardly room to stand> Synonyms bore, bull, bulldoze, crash, elbow, {h,2}press, jostle, muscle, push, shoulder, squeezeRelated Words ram, shove, thrust





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