Synonyms of jam in English:



  • 1 he jammed a finger in each ear
  • 2 several hundred friends and celebrities jammed into the shop students soon jammed the streets
    crowd, pack, pile, press, squeeze, cram; throng, occupy, fill, overfill, overcrowd; obstruct, block, clog, congest; North Americanmob
  • 3 the rudder had jammed
    stick, become stuck, catch, seize (up), become immobilized, become unable to move, become fixed, become wedged, become lodged, become trapped
  • 4 even dust could jam the mechanism
    immobilize, paralyse, disable, cripple; deactivate, put out of action, make inoperative; stop, halt, bring to a halt, bring to a standstill
    [Antonyms] free
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  • 1 a traffic jam
    tailback, line, stream, hold-up, obstruction, congestion, bottleneck, stoppage; North Americangridlock
    informal snarl-up
  • 2 informal I'd tell you if we ever got into a real jam See predicament
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