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Synonyms for jam

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  1. jamnoun


  2. jamnoun

    To get something stuck in a confined space.

    My foot got jammed in a gap between the rocks.

    jelly, conserve, preserve, ram

  3. jamverb

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

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

    conserve, preserve, ram, jelly

  4. jamnoun

    Blockage, congestion.

    A single accident can jam the roads for hours.

    ram, conserve, preserve, jelly

  5. jamnoun

    To block or confuse a broadcast signal.

    jelly, ram, conserve, preserve

  6. jamnoun

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

    Jones was jammed by the pitch.

    preserve, jelly, conserve, ram

  7. jamverb

    A forceful dunk.

    preserve, ram, conserve, jelly

  8. jamverb

    (roller derby) A play during which points can be scored.

    When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.

    ram, jelly, conserve, preserve

  9. jamnoun

    Any of several rock-climbing maneuvers requiring wedging of an extremity into a tight space.

    Toughie jammed four times in the second period.

    ram, jelly, preserve, conserve

  10. jamnoun


    He's got more jam than Waitrose.

    conserve, preserve, jelly

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jamnoun

    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 fishnoun

    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, pressnoun

    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, jamverb

    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, jamverb

    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. jamverb

    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, crushverb

    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, blockverb

    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. jamverb

    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, wadverb

    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 upverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. jamverb

    press, crowd, squeeze tight

  2. jamnoun

    conserve (boiled in mass), thick preserve

  3. jamnoun

    pressure (from a crowd), crowding

  4. jamnoun

    crowd, throng, mass of people (crowded together)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jamnoun

    preserve, conserve, crowd, throng, crush

  2. jamverb

    squeeze, crowd, press, wedge in, bruise

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How to use jam in a sentence?

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    Right now, they're trying to jam through a health care plan that would cost 24 million people their health insurance and gut funding for Planned Parenthood.

  2. David Roth:

    The ice floats down river until it bunches up in what we call an ice-jam, like a dam, causing flooding, all that backed-up water is eventually going downstream.

  3. Eddie Vedder:

    In between, we wrote a song, and it's gon na be a Pearl Jam song, and right now the working title is' Waiting for Stevie Wonder,'.

  4. Mel Smothers:

    There was this traffic jam of all traffic jams, it was worse than trying to leave a Grateful Dead concert, we moved along for about half a block and then it was solid.

  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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