Definitions and translations for "jam"

Definition of jam

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Noun
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.
A jam of logs in a river
4. An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.
5. An informal event where people brainstorm and collaborate on projects.
We came up with some new ideas at the game jam.
6. A difficult situation for a pitcher or defending team.
He's in a jam now, having walked the bases loaded with the cleanup hitter coming to bat.
7. A forceful dunk.
8. A play during which points can be scored.
Toughie scored four points in that jam.
9. Any of several maneuvers requiring wedging of an extremity into a tight space.
I used a whole series of fist and foot jams in that crack.
10. Luck.
He's got more jam than Waitrose.
Verb
11. To get something stuck in a confined space.
My foot got jammed in a gap between the rocks.
Her poor little baby toe got jammed in the door.
I jammed the top knuckle of my ring finger.
12. To brusquely force something into a space; cram, squeeze.
They temporarily stopped the gas tank leak by jamming a piece of taffy into the hole.
The rush-hour train was jammed with commuters.
13. To cause congestion or blockage. Often used with "up"
A single accident can jam the roads for hours.
14. To block or confuse a broadcast signal.
15. To throw a pitch at or near the batter's hands.
Jones was jammed by the pitch.
16. To play music (especially improvisation as a group, or an informal unrehearsed session).
17. To injure a finger or toe by sudden compression of the digit's tip.
When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.
18. To attempt to score points.
Toughie jammed four times in the second period.
19. To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
20. To give up on a date or some joint endeavour; stand up, chicken out, jam out.
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English - English - jam

Pronunciation
n. sweetened fruit preserve, jelly; state of being crowded together; large number of objects that are crowded together and unable to move freely (as in cars or people); awkward situation
v. crowd, cram together; pack in; become crowded together; become stuck; cause to be stuck; disrupt, block, interfere (as in radio signals); play music in a free and improvisational manner
n. jam, jelly, sweetened fruit preserve

English - Spanish - jam

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s. mermelada, compota, conserva; embotellamiento, apelotonamiento; apuro, aprieto; atascamiento, trabazón; apretujamiento, abarrancadero, apretamiento, apretura
v. atascar, atorar, trabar; meter a la fuerza; apiñar, atestar, atiborrar; atascarse, encasquillarse

English - French - jam

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n. blocage, coincement; enrayement; foule, cohue; confiture, embouteillage, encombrement, bourrage, bouchon; situation embarrassante
v. serrer; presser; comprimer, pousser; coincer; caler, engager; se bloquer; étaler de la confiture sur une tartine; s'attarder; interférer; jou er de la musique de façon improvisée

English - German - jam

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n. Marmelade; Konfitüre; Verkehrsstau; Papierstau; komische Situation
v. (ver) klemmen; pressen; versperren; stecken bleiben; versperren; (Radio) Sendung stören; stocken; blockieren

English - Indonesian - jam

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n. sele, selai, jem, jelai, kemacetan, kesukaran, kesulitan
v. menekan, menjepit, mengasak, menumpukkan, menyumbat, berjejal, berdesakan, berdesak-desakan, menjejalkan, ketat: menjadi ketat, mengganggu

English - Italian - jam

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s. marmellata (non d'agrumi), conserva di frutta; compressione; folla, calca; ingorgo, intasamento; (Mecc) inceppamento; (fam) pasticcio, imbroglio
v. incastrare, imprigionare; pigiare, comprimere, premere, schiacciare; bloccare, ostruire, ingorgare; inceppare; infilare a forza, cacciare; (Rad) disturbare, creare interferenze in

English - Polish - jam

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n. dżem, powidło, konfitury, ścisk, tłok, korek uliczny, korek, przykra sytuacja
v. wciskać, stłoczyć, zatłoczyć, zaklinować, zablokować, korkować, zakorkować, zagłuszać, przytrzasnąć, przyskrzynić, wcisnąć, stłaczać, zaklinowywać, zablokowywać, zagłuszyć

English - Portuguese - jam

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s. geléia; aperto, enrrascada, apuro , dificuldade, embaraço; compota de frutas
v. apertar, calçar; apinhar; comprimir; interferir; enrascar-se; morder; pressionar; perturbar a transmissão

English - Romanian - jam

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n. dulceaţă, gem, încurcătură de circulaţie, strângere, apăsare, presare, blocare, înţepenire, belea {fam.}, gripare {tehn.}, bucluc {fam.}, strâmtoare {fam.}
v. strânge, îndesa, înghesui, apăsa, presa, comprima, strivi: a-şi strivi, prinde: a-şi prinde, aglomera, ticsi, aduna, îngrămădi, bruia, bloca, înţepeni, pune brusc, strânge: se strânge, înghesui: se înghesui, presa: se presa, aglomera: se aglomera

English - Russian - jam

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с. сжатие, сжимание, защемление; давка, толчея; загромождение, затруднительное положение, неловкое положение; заедание, перебои, остановка; помеха при приеме и передаче; варенье, джем, повидло; замятие бумаги
г. прищемить, сжимать; загромождать, запруживать; заклинить, заедать [тех.]; застревать, останавливать; глушить, давить, импровизировать

English - Turkish - jam

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f. sıkıştırmak, kıstırmak, sıkmak, basmak, tıkamak, durdurmak, yayını bozmak, parazit yapmak, sıkışmak, tutukluk yapmak, takılmak, doğaçlama çalmak (caz)
i. reçel, sıkışıklık, izdiham, tıkanıklık, kolay şey, basit şey, çocuk oyuncağı

English - Ukrainian - jam

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n. тиснява, затор, джем, імпровізація, стискання, варення, мармеляда, пробка, скупчення
v. стискати, загачувати, защемляти, переповнюватися, застрявати, заставляти, набиватися, нагнітати, надавлювати

Indonesian - English - jam

n. hour, watch, clock, tick-tack, tick-tock, ticker, time-keeper, timepiece, horologe, time
adv. o'clock

Dutch - English - jam

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n. jam, jelly, sweetened fruit preserve

English - Dutch - jam

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zn. jam; file, verkeersopstopping
ww. vast (blijven) zitten, blokkeren, vastraken; dringen; jammen; vastzetten, klemmen. knellen

English - Greek - jam

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ουσ. εμπλοκή, στριμωξίδι, συνωστισμός, μαρμελάδα, γλυκό του κουταλιού, παράσιτα
ρήμ. πιέζω, σφηνώνω, συνωστίζω, συνωστίζομαι, παθαίνω εμπλοκή, πιάνομαι, συνθλιθώ, παρεμβάλλω παράσιτα

German - Italian - jam

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n. marmellata (f)

German - Turkish - jam

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i. marmelat (n)

Dutch - French - jam

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1. (plantkunde) igname (f)
2. (culinair) confiture (f)

English - Arabic - jam

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‏مربى الفاكهة، عطل، زحمة حركة المواصلات، ضغط، عقبة، عائق، كوم، فرملة، ورطة، إنهراس، إنسداد، مأزق‏
‏شوش، ضغط، تعطل، سحق، هرس، تكدس، حشا، إشترك في حفلة، إنسد، غرز، كبح السيارة فجأة، حفل لموسيقى الجاز‏

English - Chinese - jam

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(名) 拥挤; 轧住; 堵塞; 拥挤的人群#果酱
(动) 塞进; 把...塞满; 挤进; 使挤满; 塞紧; 堵塞; 挤满; 卡住, 不能动弹

English - Chinese - jam

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(名) 擁擠; 軋住; 堵塞; 擁擠的人群#果醬
(動) 塞進; 把...塞滿; 擠進; 使擠滿; 塞緊; 堵塞; 擠滿; 卡住, 不能動彈

English - Hindi - jam

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n. मुरब्बा, मीठा अचार, अवरोध
v. ठूंसना, अटकाना, चिपकाना, जोर से लगाना, भींचना, कुचलना, भीड़ से रोकना, अटक जाना, कसकर दबाना, कसकर निचोड़ना, ठप हो जाना

English - Japanese - jam

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(動) 混雑する; ふさぐ; 押し込む; ぐっと押す; 窮屈になる; 妨害する(無線信号を); 自由に即興で演奏する
(名) ジャム; 混雑; 困難, ぎこちなさ

English - Korean - jam

Pronunciation
명. 잼; 군중의 밀집; 너무 많아 꽉 끼어 움직일 수 없이 많은 수 (차안에서 등); 궁지
동. 메우다, 꽉 채우다, 옴짝 못하게 꽉채우다; 밀어 넣다, 쑤셔넣다; 꽉차다; 옴짝 못하게 끼다; 움직이지 못하게 되다; 막히다,방해하다(라디오 주파수로); 음악을 즉흥적으로 자유롭게 연주하다

English - Vietnamese - jam

Pronunciation
n. mứt, sự kẹp chặt, sự nhồi nhét, đám người đông đúc, sự tọng vào, tình trạng bị nghẻn, khối băng, sự ấn vào, gỗ ở sông, sự ép chặt, đám đông chen chúc, đám đông tắc nghẽn
v. thúc chặt lại, siết lại, ép lại, bóp lại, canh, chêm, làm kẹt, làm nghẻn tắc, bộ phận máy bị kẹt, mắc vướng nhau
a. khít, chặt
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Synonyms for jam
1. pack: wedge, squeeze, ram, crush, force, crowd, mob
2. predicament: spot, fix, box, corner
Verb forms for jam
Present participle: jamming
Present: jam (3.person: jams)
Past: jammed
Future: will jam
Present conditional: would jam
Present Perfect: have jammed (3.person: has jammed)
Past Perfect: had jammed
Future Perfect: will have jammed
Past conditional: would have jammed