HyperDic: jam

English > 11 senses of the word jam:
NOUNfoodjampreserve of crushed fruit
statejam, fix, hole, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fishinformal terms for a difficult situation
groupjam, crush, pressa dense crowd of people
actjam, jamming, electronic jammingdeliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
VERBmotionjam, throng, mob, pack, pilepress tightly together or cram
motionjampush down forcibly
contactjam, crushcrush or bruise
communicationjam, blockinterfere with or prevent the reception of signals
contactjamget stuck and immobilized
contactjam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wadcrowd or pack to capacity
contactjam, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, block, close upblock passage through
jam > pronunciation
RhymesAbraham ... yam: 73 rhymes with aem...
English > jam: 11 senses > noun 1, food
Meaningpreserve of crushed fruit.
Narrowerstrawberry jam, strawberry preservesmade with strawberries
Broaderconserve, preserve, conserves, preservesfruit preserved by cooking with sugar
Spanishconfitura, mermelada
English > jam: 11 senses > noun 2, state
Meaninginformal terms for a difficult situation.
Synonymsfix, hole, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish
Narrowerdog's breakfast, dog's dinnerA poor job
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishatolladero, berenjenal, embrollo, enredo, lío, maraña, taco
Catalanbatibull, embolic, embull, galimaties, garbuix, merder
English > jam: 11 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA dense crowd of people.
Synonymscrush, press
Narrowertraffic jam, snarl-upA number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move
BroadercrowdA large number of things or people considered together
Spanishaglomeración, gentío, muchedumbre, turba
Catalanaglomeració, gentada, munió, turba
Verbsjamcrowd or pack to capacity
English > jam: 11 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningDeliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems.
Synonymsjamming, electronic jamming
Narrowerbarrage jammingelectronic jamming over a wide range of frequencies simultaneously
spot jamming, selective jammingelectronic jamming of a specific channel or frequency
Broaderelectronic countermeasures, ECMelectronic warfare undertaken to prevent or reduce an enemy's effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum
Spanishinterferencia electrónica
Verbsjaminterfere with or prevent the reception of signals
English > jam: 11 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningPress tightly together or cram.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsthrong, mob, pack, pile
Caused bypackFill to capacity
Broadercrowd, crowd togetherTo gather together in large numbers
Spanishabarrotar, atestar, llenar
Catalanabarrotar, apilotar-se, apinyar-se, atapeir, omplir
English > jam: 11 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningPush down forcibly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"
Broaderpush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
English > jam: 11 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningcrush or bruise.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he jam his foot?
Example"jam a toe"
Broaderbruise, contuseinjure the underlying soft tissue or bone of
Spanishaplastar, machacar, magullar, majar, moler, triturar
Catalanaixafar, esclafar, moldre, triturar
English > jam: 11 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaninginterfere with or prevent the reception of signals.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Jam the Voice of America"
Narrowerbarrage jamjam an entire frequency spectrum
blanket jamjam a broad spectrum of frequencies to affect all communications in the area except for directional antenna communications
point jamjam a narrow band of frequencies
spot jamjam a single frequency
Broaderinterrupt, disrupt, break up, cut offmake a break / break in
Spanishbloquear, interceptar, interferir
Catalanblocar, interferir
Nounsjamming, jamdeliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
English > jam: 11 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningget stuck and immobilized.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
ModelThey want to jam the doors
Example"the mechanism jammed"
Broadermalfunction, misfunctionfail to function or function improperly
Spanishatascarse, atascar
English > jam: 11 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningcrowd or pack to capacity.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s something with something
ModelThey jam the books into the box
Example"the theater was jampacked"
Synonymsjampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad
BroaderstuffCram into a cavity
Similar tocramput something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
Spanishabarrotar, apiñar, apretar, apretujar, embutir, empacar
Catalanabarrotar, apinyar, atapeir, embotir, empacar, entaforar, estrènyer, farcir, ficar, masegar
Nounsjama dense crowd of people
English > jam: 11 senses > verb 7, contact
MeaningBlock passage through.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsobstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, block, close up
Narrowerbarricade, barricadoblock off with barricades
barricadeprevent access to by barricading
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, barRender unsuitable for passage
blockade, block offobstruct access to
clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foulBecome or cause to become obstructed
dam, dam upobstruct with, or as if with, a dam
land up, earth upBlock with earth, as after a landslide
screen, block outprevent from entering
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, chokeimpair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
tie upRestrain from moving or operating normally
Broaderimpede, hinderBe a hindrance or obstacle to
Oppositefree, disengageFree or remove obstruction from
Spanishbloquear, entorpecer, estorbar, obstaculizar, obstruir, ocluir
Catalanblocar, obstruir

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