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jam

noun

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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

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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

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jam

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of jam (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to fit (people or things) into a tight space
  • jammed his clothes into the already bulging hamper

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2 to prevent passage through by filling with something
  • firefighters found the nightclub's doorways jammed with trapped patrons

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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

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4 to force one's way
  • several more people jammed into the bus even though there was hardly room to stand

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The first known use of jam was in 1706

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“Jam.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jam. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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