There are 2 translations of jam in Spanish:

jam1

Pronunciation: /dʒæm/

n

  • 1 u c [Culin] mermelada (f), dulce (m) (RPl) raspberry jam mermelada or (RPl tb) dulce de frambuesas jam tomorrow (BrE) we see this promise of a pay rise as jam tomorrow eso del aumento de sueldo no son más que promesas y promesas jam tomorrow, jam the next day, but never jam today! ¡siempre mañana, mañana! (before n) jam tart tartaleta (f) or tarteleta (f) de mermelada
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    • You can then sprinkle the petit suisse with sugar or strawberry jam.
    • Fresh thick slices of loaf bread, generously spread with strawberry jam, washed down with strong sweet tea just have to be eaten outdoors to be really enjoyed.
    • The sandwich was well up to expectations and this was followed by a warm and very fresh fruit scone which crumbled as we spread it with strawberry jam and cream.
  • 2 c (difficult situation) [colloquial/familiar] aprieto (m) to be in a jam estar* en un aprieto or en apuros to get into a jam meterse en un lío [familiar/colloquial]
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    • In a jam like this, it's certainly OK to help your girl save face.
    • Are you as helpful as you can be when your pal is in a jam?
    • If there is one message from what's happened, it is that when this Government is in a jam, it volunteers little except under duress.
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    • However, rather than adopt a ‘gruel for all’ approach, he has opted to ‘add jam on top’ for the poorest.
    • It seems you're just not interested in the bread and butter; only the jam.
  • 3 c
    (traffic jam)
    3.1 atasco (m), embotellamiento (m) 3.2 (crowd) a great jam of people un gentío 3.3 (blockage) obstrucción (f)
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    • I'd prefer to further my skills and career - not occupy myself hunched over a photocopier, when the biggest excitement of my working day is a paper jam.
    • There's a paper jam, and she's got some scissors that you can actually see there on the counter, and she's trying to fix the paper jam.
    • Election officials complain of paper jams, maintenance problems at the polling places, and high costs of printing and ballot management.

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

There are 2 translations of jam in Spanish:

jam2

vt (-mm-)

  • 1 1.1 (cram) to jam sth into sth meter algo en algo I jammed my things into the suitcase metí or embutí todas mis cosas en la maleta the four of them jammed themselves into the back of the car los cuatro se metieron apretujándose en el asiento de atrás
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    • His name was Petar, and within five minutes I was jammed into his tent along with three of his companions.
    • Sometimes as many as 500 students jam themselves into an auditorium for a California Scholarship Federation meeting.
    • It turned out to be a large roost of house sparrows all trying to jam themselves into two small trees making a racket.
    1.2 (congest, block) [road/room] atestar jammed with people atestado de gente the switchboard was jammed with calls la centralita estaba saturada de llamadas
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    • AMERICAN POETRY is at something of a crossroads, and the roads leading there are jammed with traffic.
    • The East Lancashire Road was jammed with commuters trying to avoid the motorway.
    • It's no better on the roads, jammed by 7.30 am, with huge seas of traffic for most of the day, sometimes until 9 o'clock at night.
  • 2 2.1 (make stick, wedge firmly) he jammed his foot in the door metió el pie entre la puerta y el marco the car was jammed in between two trucks el coche estaba atascado entre dos camiones he jammed his hat on tighter se encasquetó bien el sombrero see also jam on 2.2 (crush) she jammed her thumb in the door se apretó or [familiar/colloquial] se pilló el dedo en la puerta 2.3 (push hard, suddenly) he jammed his foot down on the brake dio un frenazo en seco
  • 3 [Rad] interferir*
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    • People don't want their cell phone signals jammed, I am certain.
    • The basic idea is that you carry a personalized device that jams the signals from all the RFID tags on your person until you authorize otherwise.
    • The FCC argues that jamming mobile phone signals is theft of airwaves - but, more importantly, the dangers of someone missing an important call outweigh any benefit of silence.

vi (-mm-)

  • 1.1 (cram) to jam into sth meterse en algo we all jammed into the car nos apretujamos todos en el coche, nos metimos todos en el coche como sardina en lata [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (become stuck) [brakes] bloquearse; [machine] trancarse*; [switch/lock] trabarse, trancarse*; [drawer] atascarse*; [gun] encasquillarse
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    • Ending his game, Tim stepped down from the platform, snatching his hat and jamming it atop his head, while swinging his bag over his shoulder simultaneously.
    • My hair stood at different angles, and I jammed my Yankees hat over my head.
    • She tied up her hair in a bun and jammed a shapeless felt hat down over it.
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    • The door seemed to be jammed and it moved very slowly as I pushed with all my might.
    • On one beach, hemmed in by cliffs on either side and palm trees at the back, some Grenadians are playing cricket, three sticks jammed into the sand for stumps.
    • With a hoe-blade unrolled from her canvas, jammed onto the walking stick, she cleared a patch of low white stumps.

Phrasal verbs

jam on

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
to jam on the brakes dar* un frenazo, frenar en seco see also jam2 1 2 1

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.