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
  • 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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There are 2 translations of jam in Spanish:

jam2

(-mm-)

vt

  • 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 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
  • 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

vi

  • 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

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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