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jam 1

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

noun

  • 1 (difficult situation) [colloquial] to be in a jam
    estar en un aprieto or en apuros
    to get into a jam
    meterse en un lío [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 2.1 (stationary traffic) 2.2 (crowd) a great jam of people
    un gentío
    2.3 (blockage)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb -mm-

  • 1 1.1 (cram)to jam something into something
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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 alsojam on
    2.2 (crush) she jammed her thumb in the door
    se apretó or [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 (Radio)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb -mm-

  • 1 (cram)to jam into something
    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 [colloquial]
  • 2 (become stuck)
    (brakes)
    bloquearse
    (machine)
    trancarse
    (switch/lock)
    trabarse
    trancarse
    (drawer)
    atascarse
    Example sentences
    • 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

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
to jam on the brakes
dar un frenazo
frenar en seco

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jam 2
American English: /dʒæm/
British English: /dʒam/

noun

  • uncountable or countable (Cookery) raspberry jam
    mermelada or (in River Plate area also) dulce de frambuesas
    jam tomorrow (British English) 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!
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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