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Synonyms for jam

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jam(noun)

    preserve of crushed fruit

    muddle, press, jamming, hole, electronic jamming, kettle of fish, crush, pickle, fix, mess

  2. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish(noun)

    informal terms for a difficult situation

    "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"

    tidy sum, smother, peck, mint, crush, plenty, lot, location, locating, localisation, raft, quite a little, passel, hole, fix, mare's nest, press, pile, muckle, fixture, mend, golf hole, electronic jamming, good deal, maw, fixing, mending, sight, gob, trap, deal, pickle, flock, stack, kettle of fish, fuddle, wad, messiness, hatful, mickle, hollow, heap, great deal, mess, repair, clutter, mess hall, mass, jamming, batch, yap, mountain, welter, spate, mussiness, slew, localization, jumble, cakehole, muss, muddle, reparation, pot

  3. crush, jam, press(noun)

    a dense crowd of people

    pressing, insistency, puppy love, military press, closet, calf love, electronic jamming, pickle, press, imperativeness, kettle of fish, crush, infatuation, public press, mechanical press, hole, wardrobe, mess, fix, pressure, compaction, insistence, printing press, crunch, muddle, crushed leather, jamming

  4. jamming, electronic jamming, jam(verb)

    deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems

    jamming, electronic jamming, muddle, pickle, press, hole, crush, fix, kettle of fish, mess

  5. throng, mob, pack, pile, jam(verb)

    press tightly together or cram

    "The crowd packed the auditorium"

    mob, wad, pile, ram, backpack, jampack, pack, obstruct, take, heap, crush, tamp, block, occlude, load down, impede, tamp down, bundle, chock up, throng, stack, carry, obturate, cram, close up, compact

  6. jam(verb)

    push down forcibly

    "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"

    impede, block, close up, mob, pack, crush, cram, obturate, occlude, pile, wad, obstruct, throng, jampack, ram, chock up

  7. jam, crush(verb)

    crush or bruise

    "jam a toe"

    vanquish, mob, wad, pile, squelch, oppress, demolish, beat, smash, mash, obturate, pack, break down, crush, chock up, close up, block, impede, obstruct, squeeze, cram, jampack, ram, trounce, suppress, throng, squash, beat out, shell, occlude

  8. jam, block(verb)

    interfere with or prevent the reception of signals

    "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"

    immobilize, block up, crush, lug, halt, ram, obturate, pile, pack, block off, close up, blank out, mob, freeze, obstruct, deflect, parry, stop, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, hinder, impede, block, forget, chock up, throng, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, cram, wad, choke up, jampack, stymie

  9. jam(verb)

    get stuck and immobilized

    "the mechanism jammed"

    impede, block, close up, mob, pack, crush, cram, obturate, occlude, pile, wad, obstruct, throng, jampack, ram, chock up

  10. jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad(verb)

    crowd or pack to capacity

    "the theater was jampacked"

    crash, mob, wad, pile, get up, swot, bone, force, obturate, pack, drive, swot up, crush, chock up, close up, grind away, block, impede, obstruct, bundle, cram, jampack, ram down, ram, mug up, throng, bone up, pound, drum, compact, occlude

  11. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)

    block passage through

    "obstruct the path"

    immobilize, close, button up, fold, block up, crush, lug, halt, ram, obturate, pile, pack, block off, close up, blank out, mob, freeze, obstruct, deflect, parry, stop, embarrass, shut up, kibosh, draw a blank, hinder, impede, block, clam up, forget, chock up, throng, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, be quiet, occlude, barricade, dummy up, cram, wad, keep mum, choke up, jampack, stymie, shut down, belt up, close down


  1. jam(noun)


  2. jam(noun)

    To get something stuck in a confined space.

    My foot got jammed in a gap between the rocks.

    jelly, conserve, preserve, ram

  3. jam(noun)

    To brusquely force something into a space; cram, squeeze.

    I’m in a jam right now. Can you help me out?

    jelly, conserve, preserve, ram

  4. jam(noun)

    To cause congestion or blockage. Often used with up

    A single accident can jam the roads for hours.

    conserve, preserve, jelly, ram

  5. jam(noun)

    To block or confuse a broadcast signal.

    preserve, jelly, conserve, ram

  6. jam(noun)

    To throw a pitch at or near the batter's hands.

    Jones was jammed by the pitch.

    conserve, jelly, preserve, ram

  7. jam(noun)

    To play music (especially improvisation as a group.)

    jelly, preserve, conserve, ram

  8. jam(noun)

    To injure a finger or toe by sudden compression of the digit's tip.

    When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.

    preserve, conserve, jelly, ram

  9. jam(noun)

    (roller derby) To attempt to score points.

    Toughie jammed four times in the second period.

    conserve, preserve, jelly, ram

  10. jam(noun)


    He's got more jam than Waitrose.

    preserve, jelly, conserve

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. jam

    A crowd is a company of persons filling to excess the space they occupy and pressing inconveniently upon one another; the total number in a crowd may be great or small. Throng is a word of vastness and dignity, always implying that the persons are numerous as well as pressed or pressing closely together; there may be a dense crowd in a small room, but there can not be a throng. Host and multitude both imply vast numbers, but a multitude may be diffused over a great space so as to be nowhere a crowd; host is a military term, and properly denotes an assembly too orderly for crowding. Concourse signifies a spontaneous gathering of many persons moved by a common impulse, and has a suggestion of stateliness not found in the word crowd, while suggesting less massing and pressure than is indicated by the word throng.

    concourse, crowd, host, mass, multitude, press, throng

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. jam(v. a.)

    press, crowd, squeeze tight

  2. jam(n.)

    conserve (boiled in mass), thick preserve

  3. jam(n.)

    pressure (from a crowd), crowding

  4. jam(n.)

    crowd, throng, mass of people (crowded together)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jam(n)

    preserve, conserve, crowd, throng, crush

  2. jam(v)

    squeeze, crowd, press, wedge in, bruise

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    jelly, improvisation, bottling, logjam, suffocation, crowdedness

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  1. jam

How to use jam in a sentence?

  1. Mike Simpson:

    Some people are suggesting we can jam the Senate. Send it over there on Wednesday and go home, then you’d better get a return flight on Thursday.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    If Republicans think they can quickly jam through a whole slate of nominees without a fair hearing process, they’re sorely mistaken.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    The Senate and American people deserve to know that these cabinet nominees have a plan to avoid any conflicts of interest, that they’re working on behalf of the American people and not their own bottom line, and that they plan to fully comply with the law, senate Republicans should heed the advice of this independent office and stop trying to jam through unvetted nominees.

  4. Michael Fletcher:

    I had a branch to jam in the trap, and opened it just enough to get the talon out.

  5. Judith Sanano:

    You do not get tired from work but you are tired from the commute, even when you are seated in the bus, you can't feel the air conditioning because it's jam-packed and your back hurts from sitting for so long.

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