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- A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts.
- A difficult situation.
- I’m in a jam right now. Can you help me out?
- Blockage, congestion.
- A traffic jam caused us to miss the game's first period.
- An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.
- A forceful dunk.
- (roller derby) A play during which points can be scored.
- Toughie scored four points in that jam.
- Any of several rock-climbing maneuvers requiring wedging of an extremity into a tight space.
- I used a whole series of fist and foot jams in that crack.
- To block or confuse a broadcast signal.
- To throw a pitch at or near the batter's hands.
- Jones was jammed by the pitch.
- To play music (especially improvisation as a group.)
- To get something stuck in a confined space.
- My foot GOT jammed in a gap between the rocks.
- To injure a finger or toe by sudden compression of the digit's tip.
- When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.
- To squeeze into a small space.
- The rush-hour train was jammed with commuters.
- To brusquely force something into a space; cram.
- They temporarily stopped the gas tank leak by jamming a piece of taffy into the hole.
- Causing congestion or blockage. Often used with "up"
- A single accident can jam the roads for hours.
- (roller derby) To attempt to score points.
- Toughie jammed four times in the second period.