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Alternative clues for the word jam
Make it up, musically
Wing it, musically
Freestyle musical performance
First song on 32-Across
What 20-, 37- and 53-Across may do
Flashy two-point basket
What a photocopier light may indicate
Basketball highlight, slangily
Improvise, as a band
Many a jazz session
Play like Phish, say
Alternative to jelly
Traffic ___ (rush-hour nightmare)
Some band practice
Preserve of crushed fruit
Informal terms for a difficult situation
Deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
A dense crowd of people
Problem for a copier
Strawberry or traffic
Interfere with radio signals
Spread or crisis
Type of session
Fill too tightly
A bread spread
Word definitions for jam in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a traffic jam (= a line of cars that have stopped, or are moving very slowly ) ▪ She spent two hours sitting in a traffic jam. apple/treacle/jam etc tart jam session jammed the switchboard (= there were too many calls...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Jam \Jam\, n. [Prob. fr. jam, v.; but cf. also Ar. jamad ice, jelly, j[=a]mid congealed, jamd congelation, ice.] A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; also called jelly ; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam. Jam nut . See Check nut , under...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. 1 A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts. 2 (context countable English) A difficult situation. 3 (context countable English) blockage, congestion. 4 (context...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to press tightly," also "to become wedged," 1706, of unknown origin, perhaps a variant of champ (v.). Of a malfunction in the moving parts of machinery, by 1851. Sense of "cause interference in radio signals" is from 1914. Related: Jammed ; jamming . The...
Word definitions in WordNet
v. press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium" [syn: throng , mob , pack , pile ] push down forcibly; "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor" crush or bruise; "jam a toe" [syn: crush ] interfere with or prevent the reception...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Jam is a British dark sketch comedy TV series created, written and directed by Chris Morris , and was broadcast on Channel 4 during March and April 2000. It was based on the earlier BBC Radio 1 show Blue Jam , and consists of a series of unsettling sketches...
Usage examples of jam.
It helped that I knew where Jam was and that I had actu ally talked to her.
A small deal table was jammed into the fireplace and had been set afire several rimes but had smoldered out.
The last blast caused a jam rise on the bow planes maybe blew some gases into the aft ballast tanks.
Until Audion resumed jamming, there was no way to trace his transmitter.
I ought to ave taken im up some of me jam turnovers for is afternoon cup of tea.
They got away with a member of the Scottish executive having a dildo jammed up his bahookie by a piece of telegenic jail-bait.
She placed the squishy dog inside the jammed nooks housing her Beanie collection, which kept her company along with the stereo and television.
The three had gathered around the place and Becco was trying to jam the pole into the earth, but the ground was too hard to sink it far enough.
I would surmise the presence of a class-B jamming field of an unknown and extremely sophisticated design, probably controlled by a biaxial shield generator as Mr.
Fraternitatem sive participationem orationum aliorumque bonorum spiritualium sive monachorum sive aliarum Ecclesiarum et jam Cathedralium admissi errant, sive laici sive ecclesiastici.
And after Sunny moved aside three chunks of cold cheese, a large can of water chestnuts, and an eggplant as big as herself, she finally found a small jar of boysenberry jam, and a loaf of bread she could use to make toast, although it was so cold it felt more like a log than a breakfast ingredient.
Meanwhile, the youngest Baudelaire had put the chilled bread underneath her shirt to warm it up, and when it was warm enough to eat she put one slice on each plate, and using a small spoon, spread some boysenberry jam on each piece of bread.
Breakfast consisting of bitter black coffee, and jam smeared on butterless stale bread.
Jana saw was a blur of tattoos and black leather before she jammed her foot to the gas pedal so fast that Cavin had to grab hold of the dash to keep his balance.
Baby was four, and was a little soft fat thing with pretty cuddlesome ways, great smiling eyes, and lips very kissable when they were free from jam.