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English noun: jam

1. jam (food) preserve of crushed fruit


Broader (hypernym)conserve, conserves, preserve, preserves


Narrower (hyponym)strawberry jam, strawberry preserves

2. jam (state) informal terms for a difficult situation


SamplesHe got into a terrible fix.
He made a muddle of his marriage.


Synonymsfix, hole, kettle of fish, mess, muddle, pickle


Broader (hypernym)difficulty


Narrower (hyponym)dog's breakfast, dog's dinner

3. jam (group) a dense crowd of people


Synonymscrush, press


Broader (hypernym)crowd


Narrower (hyponym)snarl-up, traffic jam

4. jam (act) deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems


Synonymselectronic jamming, jamming


Broader (hypernym)ECM, electronic countermeasures


Narrower (hyponym)barrage jamming, selective jamming, spot jamming


English verb: jam

1. jam (motion) press tightly together or cram


SamplesThe crowd packed the auditorium.


Synonymsmob, pack, pile, throng


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)crowd, crowd together

2. jam (motion) push down forcibly


SamplesThe driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)force, push

3. jam (contact) crush or bruise


SamplesJam a toe.


ExamplesDid he jam his foot?


Synonymscrush


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bruise, contuse

4. jam (communication) interfere with or prevent the reception of signals


SamplesJam the Voice of America.
Block the signals emitted by this station.


Synonymsblock


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt


Narrower (hyponym)barrage jam, blanket jam, point jam, spot jam

5. jam (contact) get stuck and immobilized


SamplesThe mechanism jammed.


ExamplesThey want to jam the doors


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)malfunction, misfunction

6. jam (contact) crowd or pack to capacity


SamplesThe theater was jampacked.


ExamplesThey jam the books into the box


Synonymschock up, cram, jampack, ram, wad


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)stuff


Verb groupcram

7. jam (contact) block passage through


SamplesObstruct the path.


Synonymsblock, close up, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hinder, impede


Narrower (hyponym)asphyxiate, back up, bar, barricade, barricade, barricade, barricado, block, block off, block off, block out, block up, blockade, blockade, choke, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, congest, dam, dam up, earth up, foul, land up, screen, stifle, stop, suffocate, tie up


Antonymsdisengage, free









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