verb (used with object), jammed, jam·ming.
- to interfere with (radio signals or the like) by sending out other signals of approximately the same frequency.
- (of radio signals or the like) to interfere with (other signals).
verb (used without object), jammed, jam·ming.
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Words nearby jam
Definition for jam (2 of 3)
Origin of jam2
OTHER WORDS FROM jamjamlike, jammy, adjective
Definition for jam (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for jam
Koslow had faced criticism earlier in the summer for serving moldy jam at her restaurant, allegedly taking credit for other people’s recipes, and hiding an illegal kitchen space from the health department.The Mess That Is the 2020 James Beard Awards, Explained|Elazar Sontag|September 11, 2020|Eater
Many of these worker bees weren’t looking for electronic jams or Gregorian chants.People who really miss the office are listening to its sounds at home|Tanya Basu|September 10, 2020|MIT Technology Review
In early April, during that brief phase when lockdown felt more like an unexplored alien planet than the inescapable traffic jam it soon became, I called Japan’s biggest karaoke operators to see what they made of it all.
That weekend and Monday saw 10-hour traffic jams to cross the border, the Union-Tribune reports.Border Report: The Lingering Trauma of Family Separation|Maya Srikrishnan|August 31, 2020|Voice of San Diego
However, if that is your jam and a wall with a hole in it somewhere awaits you, have at it.
Most Cacophony events were one-off affairs, just enough to jam the culture a bit before moving on.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest|David Freedlander|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rears of planes are becoming hell with smaller, harder seats to jam as many passengers in as possible.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jam is there because of the sudden death of her boyfriend, Reeve, and the listless state of major depression it throws her into.The Thrilling, Traumatic Lives of Teens: The Fall’s Best YA Fiction|Hugh Ryan|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mumford Sons, “Hopeless Wanderer” That one time Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis had a jam session.Andrew Garfield in ‘We Exist’ and More Celebrities in Music Videos|Marina Watts|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Personally, I'm waiting for the first scones, jam, and clotted cream fight.
Nooses were dropped over the upright ends of the logs at the foot of the jam, and the whole gang was set to pull on them.
When the jam is cooked to the proper consistency, the juice should test as for jelly.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
This prejudice is absolutely baseless, and enormous quantities of beet-sugar are used in the boiling of jam.
Apricots are principally eaten as gathered; but are also dried, candied, and made into jam.
In the case of trays of boiling fruit, jam, etc., it may lead to horrible accidents.Women in Modern Industry|B. L. Hutchins
British Dictionary definitions for jam (1 of 3)
verb jams, jamming or jammed
Derived forms of jamjammer, noun
Word Origin for jam
British Dictionary definitions for jam (2 of 3)
Word Origin for jam
British Dictionary definitions for jam (3 of 3)
Medical definitions for jam
Idioms and Phrases with jam
see under get in a bind.