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1jam/ˈʤæm/verb
jamsjammedjamming
1jam
/ˈʤæm/
verb
jamsjammedjamming
Learner's definition of JAM  
: to fill (a place) completely
[+ object]
[no object]
   b [+ object] : to fill (something, such as a door or a road) so that movement is slow or stopped— sometimes used figuratively
[+ object] : to press or push (an object) into a tight place
   b : to push (a part of your body, a lever, etc.) suddenly and forcefully
[+ object]
[no object]
   c [+ object] : to cause (a part of your body) to be painfully crushed, squeezed, etc.
[no object] : to stop working properly because something inside prevents movement
   b [+ object] : to cause (something) to stop working properly by preventing its parts from moving
[+ object] : to make (a radio signal or broadcast) impossible to understand by sending out signals or messages that weaken or block it
[no object] : to play music informally together without preparation
[+ object]baseball : to throw a pitch that is close to a batter and that the batter is unable to hit well
2jam/ˈʤæm/noun
pluraljams
2jam
/ˈʤæm/
noun
pluraljams
Learner's definition of JAM  
[count]
: a situation in which a machine does not work properly because something inside prevents its parts from moving
: a situation in which something (such as a road) is so filled that movement is stopped or slowed
— see also logjam
informal : a difficult situation
— compare 3jam
3jam/ˈʤæm/noun
pluraljams
3jam
/ˈʤæm/
noun
pluraljams
Learner's definition of JAM  
[count, noncount]
: a sweet food made of fruit and sugar thickened by boiling

money for jam

— see money
— compare 2jam
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