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



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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