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jam 1

British English: /dʒam/
American English: /dʒæm/

transitive verb -mm-

  • 1
    (squeeze and fix between two surfaces) einklemmen
    jam something into something
    etwas in etwas Akk. zwängen
    the key had become jammed in the lock
    der Schlüssel hatte sich im Schloss verklemmt
  • 2 (make immovable)
    [figurative]
    lähmen
    I seem to jam the car door every time I lock it
    die Autotür verklemmt sich anscheinend jedes Mal, wenn ich sie abschließe
  • 3
    (squeeze together in compact mass) stopfen (into in) + Akk.
    jam together
    zusammenpferchen (Personen)
  • 4 (thrust into confined space)
    stopfen (into in) + Akk.
    stecken (Schlüssel, Münze) (into in) + Akk.

intransitive verb -mm-

  • 1
    (become tightly wedged) sich verklemmen
  • 2
    (become unworkable) (Maschine)
    klemmen
  • 3
    [colloquial] (improvise music) jammen [slang]

noun

logjam , → traffic jam
  • 2
    (crowded mass) Stau, der
  • 3 [colloquial] (dilemma)
    Klemme, die [colloquial]
    Patsche, die [colloquial]
    be in a jam
    in der Klemme stecken
    in der Patsche sitzen
    get into a jam
    in die Klemme geraten

Phrasal verbs

jam in

transitive verb we were jammed in
wir waren eingepfercht

jam on

transitive verb jam the brakes [full] on
[voll] auf die Bremse steigen [colloquial]
eine Vollbremsung machen

jam up

transitive verb
verstopfen (Straße usw.)
lahm legen (System)
verklemmen (Mechanismus)

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jam 2

noun

  • 1
    Marmelade, die
    Konfitüre, die (especially Business)
    make jam
    Marmelade einmachen
    [promises of] jam tomorrow
    [figurative]
    schöne Zukunftsverheißungen
    somebody wants jam on it [figurative]
    [colloquial]
    jemandem genügt etwas noch nicht
  • 2 (British English) [colloquial] (something easy)
    kinderleichte Sache [colloquial]
    Kinderspiel, das
    money 1

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