NounJam (countable and uncountable; plural Jams)
- A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts.
- (countable) A difficult situation.
- I’m in a jam right now. Can you help me out?
- 1975, Bob Dylan , Tangled Up in Blue
- She was married when we first met
- Soon to be divorced
- I helped her out of a jam, I guess
- But I used a little too much force.
- (countable) Blockage, congestion.
- A traffic jam caused us to miss the game's first period.
- (countable) (popular music) An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.
- (countable) (baseball) 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.
- (countable) (basketball) A forceful dunk.
- (countable) (roller derby) A play during which points can be scored.
- Toughie scored four points in that jam.
- (countable) Any of several rock-climbing maneuvers requiring wedging of an extremity into a tight space.
- I used a whole series of fist and foot jams in that crack.
- (UK) luck.
- He's got more jam than Waitrose.
- jam band
- jam roly poly
- jam sandwich
- jam session
- jam tart
- jam tomorrow
- log jam
- Murrumbidgee jam
- pearl jam
- traffic jam
- want jam on it
- hand jam
- finger jam
- fist jam
- foot jam
- pinkie jam
- ring jam
- thumb-down jam
- toe jam
- To block or confuse a broadcast signal.
- (baseball) To throw a pitch at or near the batter's hands.
- Jones was jammed by the pitch.
- (music) To play music (especially improvisation as a group.)
- To get something stuck in a confined space.
- My foot GOT jammed in a gap between the rocks.
- To injure a finger or toe by sudden compression of the digit's tip.
- When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.
- To squeeze into a small space.
- The rush-hour train was jammed with commuters.
- To brusquely force something into a space; cram.
- They temporarily stopped the gas tank leak by jamming a piece of taffy into the hole.
- Causing congestion or blockage. Often used with "up"
- A single accident can jam the roads for hours.
- (roller derby) To attempt to score points.
- Toughie jammed four times in the second period.
Adjectives for Jam
absolute; fearful; traffic; inextricable.
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wicket dam, work, worlds of, zipper
- IPA: /d͡ʒæm/
- fruit spread
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- Rhymes: -æm
- Homophone: jamb
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- I am
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|1st person||2nd person||3rd person||1st person||2nd person||3rd person|
|future||do të jem||do të jesh||do të jetë||do të jemi||do të jeni||do të janë|
|present||të jem||të jesh||të jetë||të jemi||të jeni||të janë|
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|present||do të isha||do të ishe||do të ishte||do të ishim||do të ishit||do të ishin|
- IPA: /jam/
- jam (conserved fruits where no parts of fruits are visible anymore)
From Latin iam.
Cognate with West Frisian jimme