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Noun
An awkward situation or predicament
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“Sounds like you're in a bit of a jam. Let me know if I can help.”
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An instance of a thing seizing or becoming stuck
“She was held up in a jam on the M25.”
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A sweet spread or conserve made from fruit and sugar boiled to a thick consistency
“Spread raspberry jam over each slice and drizzle with a little orange juice or liqueur.”
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A large number of people or vehicles crowded into a place
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“There was a jam of people clamoring outside the radio station when we arrived.”
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A state of being forced into a small or restricted space
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The act of retarding or delaying
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The act or process of preventing a thing from moving
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(figuratively) A web, weave or tangle
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Competitive sale; sale by bid
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A forceful basketball shot
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Preserve
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Stoppage
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Sweet food
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A vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something
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Sudden and uncontrollable fear or anxiety
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A sudden panicked rush of a number of horses, cattle, or other animals
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A soft, wet, shapeless mass of material
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To crowd into
“A huge festive crowd would jam into her little apartment.”
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To squeeze or pack tightly into a specified space
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“So there I was in LA, sitting on top of my suitcase, trying to jam one last piece of fabric into it.”
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To become trapped or lodged in
“The paper would jam in the printer, get printed on multiple times, and be useless as a record.”
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To block or clog up a space or opening
“Cars filled with holidaymakers would jam the roads during the long weekend.”
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To become, or cause to become, immobile or inoperable
“The vending machine will jam if someone tries to use foreign coins.”
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To exert force or pressure on
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To pack or store (an object) carefully and neatly in a particular place
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To stop working
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To jam at a concert, get down
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Stop short
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To improvise in the performance or practice of an art, especially by expanding on or making novel use of traditional themes
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Become congested
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To crush into fine particles
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To become fastened in place
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To meddle or intervene
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To fasten or fix securely in place
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Create, think up
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To teem, or be overrun or overflowing with
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To produce or make (something) from whatever is available
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To consume food hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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To become entangled or intertwined
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