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jam

verb  us   /dʒæm/ (-mm-)

jam verb (PUSH)

[T always + adv/prep] to push something hard with sudden effort: [M] She jammed on the brakes when the light turned red.

jam verb (PACK)

[T always + adv/prep] to pack tightly into a small space: He jammed the boxes into the trunk of the car.

jam verb (BECOME STUCK)

[I/T] to become stuck and unable to move, or to be stuck in something: [I] My key jammed in the lock. [T] Paper was jamming the printer.

jam verb (MUSIC)

[I] to play popular music informally with other people, without planning it or practicing together: He once jammed with Charlie Parker.

jam

noun  us   /dʒæm/

jam noun (SITUATION)

[C] infml a difficult situation: She expects her parents to bail her out whenever she gets in a jam.

jam noun (FOOD)

Translations of “jam”
in Arabic مُرَبّى, زَحْمة…
in Korean 잼, 교통 체증…
in Malaysian jem…
in French confiture…
in Turkish reçel, marmelat, trafikte araç sıkışıklığı…
in Italian marmellata, ingorgo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 果醬…
in Russian варенье, пробка, затор…
in Polish dżem, korek…
in Vietnamese mứt…
in Spanish mermelada, confitura…
in Portuguese geleia, engarrafamento, congestionamento…
in Thai แยม…
in German die Marmelade, Marmeladen-…
in Catalan melmelada, embús…
in Japanese ジャム, 交通渋滞…
in Indonesian selai…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 果酱…
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