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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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
Think of a holiday traffic jam—except one that’s delayed and happens in hospital ERs rather than on the highway.
They could do away with the hassle of airports and traffic jams.
On a warm Saturday afternoon in late spring, his mother, Darlene Jones Lundergan, hands Mike his drumsticks for an impromptu jam session during a FaceTime interview.People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials.|by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star, with data analysis by Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star|November 5, 2020|ProPublica
Without a true national pandemic plan, America’s coronavirus response seems like a 50-state traffic jam.
In pandemic-free years, America’s biggest trade show, CES, attracts more than 170,000 attendees, bringing traffic that jams surrounding roads day and night.Elon Musk’s Las Vegas Loop might only carry a fraction of the passengers it promised|David Riggs|October 16, 2020|TechCrunch
Police say Myers charged at the policeman, they wrestled, and then he shot at least three bullets before his gun jammed.
Official Donetsk Republic business was log-jammed because the high command had only one stamp for documents and identity papers.
Hice is like the Republican version of a right-wing Frankenstein, featuring the worst elements of the GOP jammed into one person.
And to the people jammed into the tent, of all backgrounds, it was a rock of ages they could share.The Cradle of Jazz, Blues and Gospel Endlessly Rocking|Jason Berry|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I jammed my thumb into my mouth and almost choked on it while the screen lit up with sunny skies on a gleaming lake.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Malcolm asked her gently to go back to the helm and keep it jammed hard-a-starboard until they arrived at the left bank.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
But the jar threw my six-shooter where I couldn't reach it, and the carbine was jammed in the stirrup-leather on the wrong side.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
There was nothing stable or strong except the portion of the hull jammed between the rocks which contained the engine.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
His helmet was jammed over his eyes, but as he was dragged past us it fell off and rolled to the old man's feet.The Relief of Mafeking|Filson Young
There were about a dozen of us jammed into the coach, on the box seat and hanging on to the roof and tailboard as best we could.Over the Sliprails|Henry Lawson
British Dictionary definitions for jam (1 of 3)
verb jams, jamming or jammed
Derived forms of jamjammer, noun
Word Origin for jam
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Idioms and Phrases with jam
see under get in a bind.