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
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Example sentences from the Web for jam
Hice is like the Republican version of a right-wing Frankenstein, featuring the worst elements of the GOP jammed into one person.
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
Her pistol then jammed and she could only watch the gunman advance and point his gun directly at her head.
Rosemary Arnold says her clients—including a doggy-daycare owner—suffered when their town was jammed with traffic.Better Call Rosemarie! Meet the Lawyer Suing Christie Over Bridgegate|Olivia Nuzzi|January 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tax breaks to selected manufacturers like automakers, and dollops of consumer credit, have jammed the malls and snarled traffic.
His hat was jammed on to his head and had been almost smashed in the jamming.Ayala's Angel|Anthony Trollope
"I am jammed on a lee shore this time, if ever I was," muttered Lingard.An Outcast of the Islands|Joseph Conrad
But Rosy see 'em coming, jammed the tiller over, the boom swung across and swept the three overboard pretty as you please.Cape Cod Stories|Joseph C. Lincoln
He jammed his fork into the hay and scrambled down the ladder to the barn floor.The Duck-footed Hound|James Arthur Kjelgaard
He jammed the speed lever up another notch, and in a minute more we were hittin' only the high places.Shorty McCabe|Sewell Ford
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.