Translation of "jam" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /dʒæm/ us /dʒæm/

A2 [ no plural ] a sweet food made from fruit, often eaten on bread

a jar of strawberry jam

also traffic jam a line of cars, trucks, etc. that are moving slowly or not moving

We were stuck in a jam for hours.
verb uk /dʒæm/ us /dʒæm/ present participle jamming, past tense and past participle jammed

to push something somewhere firmly and tightly

meter de golpe o a la fuerza
She jammed her hands into her pockets.

If a machine or something that moves jams, or you jam it, it stops moving or working.

The paper keeps jamming in the machine.

to fill a place completely

The streets were jammed with cars.

(Translation of “jam” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /dʒӕm/

a thick sticky substance made of fruit etc preserved by being boiled with sugar

mermelada, confitura
(also adjective) a jam sandwich.
jammy adjective

covered with jam

lleno de mermelada
jammy fingers.

(Translation of “jam” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)