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Noun

Singular
jam

Plural
jams

jam (jams)
  1. A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts.
  2. A difficult situation.
    • I’m in a jam right now. Can you help me out?
  3. Blockage]], congestion.
    • A traffic jam caused us to miss the game's first period.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.
  5. (basketball) A forceful dunk.
  6. (roller derby) A play during which points can be scored.
    Toughie scored four points in that jam.

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Verb

Infinitive
to jam

Third person singular
jam

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
m

to jam (third-person singular simple present jam, present participle m, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To block or confuse a broadcast signal.
  2. (baseball) To throw a pitch at or near the batter's hands.
    Jones was jammed by the pitch.
  3. (music) To play music (especially improvisation as a group.)
  4. To get something stuck in a confined space.
    My foot GOT jammed in a gap between the rocks.
  5. To injure a finger or toe by sudden compression of the digit's tip.
    • When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.
  6. To squeeze into a small space.
    The rush-hour train was jammed with commuters.
  7. To brusquely force something into a space; cram.
    • They temporarily stopped the gas tank leak by jamming a piece of taffy into the hole.
  8. Causing congestion or blockage. Often used with "up"
    A single accident can jam the roads for hours.
  9. (roller derby) To attempt to score points.
    Toughie jammed four times in the second period.

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Albanian

Verb

jam

  1. am

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

jam m. (Plural: jams, diminutive: jammetje)

  1. jam (consered fruits where no parts of fruits are visible anymore)

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Esperanto

Etymology

From Latin iam

Adverb

jam

  1. already

Indonesian

Noun

jam

  1. hour

Latin

Adverb

jam

  1. An alternative spelling of iam.

Malay

Noun

jam

  1. clock
  2. hour

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