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Jam vs. Pam — What's the Difference?

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Jam

To drive or wedge forcibly into a tight position
Jammed the cork in the bottle.
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Pam

The jack of clubs in loo played with hands of 5 cards.
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Jam

To activate or apply (a brake) suddenly. Often used with on
Jammed the brakes on.
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Pam

A card game, similar to napoleon, in which the jack of clubs is the highest trump.
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Jam

To cause to become unworkable because a part is stuck
The wrinkled paper jammed the copying machine.
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Pam

A panorama.
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Jam

To cause (moving parts, for example) to lock into an unworkable position
Jammed the typewriter keys.
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Pam

(US) Cooking spray.
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Jam

To pack (items, for example) to excess; cram
Jammed my clothes into the suitcase.
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Pam

Alternative form of palmo.
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Jam

To fill (a container or space) to overflowing
I jammed the suitcase with clothes. Fans jammed the hallway after the concert.
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Pam

To pan a camera in order to show a panorama.
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Jam

To block, congest, or clog
A drain that was jammed by debris.
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Pam

The knave of clubs.
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Jam

To crush or bruise
Jam a finger.
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Pam

A card game in which the jack of clubs is trump.
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Jam

(Electronics) To interfere with or prevent the clear reception of (broadcast signals) by electronic means.
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Pam

A form of the female given name Pamela.
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Jam

(Baseball) To throw an inside pitch to (a batter), especially to prevent the batter from hitting the ball with the thicker part of the bat.
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Jam

To become wedged or stuck
The coin jammed in the slot.
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Jam

To become locked or stuck in an unworkable position
The computer keyboard jammed.
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Jam

To force one's way into or through a limited space
We all jammed into the elevator.
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Jam

(Music) To participate in a jam session.
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Jam

(Basketball) To make a dunk shot.
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Jam

The act of jamming or the condition of being jammed.
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Jam

A crush or congestion of people or things in a limited space
A traffic jam.
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Jam

A trying situation.
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Jam

See jam session.
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Jam

A preserve made from whole fruit boiled to a pulp with sugar.
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Jam

A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts.
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Jam

(countable) A difficult situation.
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Jam

(countable) A blockage, congestion, or immobilization.
A traffic jam caused us to miss the game's first period.
A jam of logs in a river
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Jam

An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.
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Jam

A song; a track.
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Jam

An informal event where people brainstorm and collaborate on projects.
We came up with some new ideas at the game jam.
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Jam

That which one particularly prefers, desires, enjoys, or cares about.
Teaching is my jam.
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Jam

A difficult situation for a pitcher or defending team.
The pitcher's in a jam now, having walked the bases loaded with the cleanup hitter coming to bat.
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Jam

A forceful dunk.
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Jam

A play during which points can be scored.
Toughie scored four points in that jam.
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Jam

Any of several maneuvers requiring wedging of an extremity into a tight space.
I used a whole series of fist and foot jams in that crack.
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Jam

(AU) The tree Acacia acuminata, with fruity-smelling hard timber.
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Jam

Luck.
He's got more jam than Waitrose.
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Jam

Balls, bollocks, courage, machismo
I don't think he has the jam.
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Jam

(slang) Sexual relations or the contemplation of them.
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Jam

(dated) A kind of frock for children.
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Jam

To get something stuck, often (though not necessarily) in a confined space.
My foot got jammed in a gap between the rocks.
Her poor little baby toe got jammed in the door.
I jammed the top knuckle of my ring finger.
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Jam

To brusquely force something into a space; to cram, to squeeze.
They temporarily stopped the gas tank leak by jamming a piece of taffy into the hole.
The rush-hour train was jammed with commuters.
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Jam

To render something unable to move.
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Jam

To cause congestion or blockage. Often used with "up".
A single accident can jam the roads for hours.
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Jam

To block or confuse a radio or radar signal by transmitting a more-powerful signal on the same frequency.
The government jams foreign propaganda broadcasts.
The airstrike suffered minimal casualties because electronic-warfare aircraft were jamming the enemy air-defense radars.
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Jam

(baseball) To throw a pitch at or near the batter's hands.
Jones was jammed by the pitch.
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Jam

(basketball) To dunk.
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Jam

(music) To play music (especially improvisation as a group, or an informal unrehearsed session).
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Jam

To injure a finger or toe by sudden compression of the digit's tip.
When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.
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Jam

(roller derby) To attempt to score points.
Toughie jammed four times in the second period.
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Jam

To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
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Jam

To give up on a date or some other joint endeavour; to stand up, chicken out, jam out.
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Jam

A kind of frock for children.
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Jam

See Jamb.
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Jam

A mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the pressure from a crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a jam of logs in a river.
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Jam

An injury caused by jamming.
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Jam

A difficult situation; as, he got himself into a jam.
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Jam

A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; also called jelly; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam.
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Jam

To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in; to cram; as, rock fans jammed the theater for the concert.
The ship . . . jammed in between two rocks.
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Jam

To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door.
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Jam

To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
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Jam

To block or obstruct by packing too much (people or objects) into; as, shoppers jammed the aisles during the fire sale.
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Jam

To interfere with (a radio signal) by sending other signals of the same or nearby frequency; as, the Soviets jammed Radio Free Europe broadcasts for years during the cold war.
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Jam

To cause to become nonfunctional by putting something in that blocks the movement of a part or parts; as, he jammed the drawer by putting in too many loose papers; he jammed the lock by trying to pick it.
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Jam

To become stuck so as not to function; as, the copier jammed again.
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Jam

To play an instrument in a jam session.
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Jam

To crowd together; - usually used with together or in; as, fifty people jammed into a conference room designed for twenty.
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Jam

Preserve of crushed fruit
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Jam

Informal terms for a difficult situation;
He got into a terrible fix
He made a muddle of his marriage
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Jam

A dense crowd of people
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Jam

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

Press tightly together or cram;
The crowd packed the auditorium
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Jam

Push down forcibly;
The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor
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Jam

Crush or bruise;
Jam a toe
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Jam

Interfere with or prevent the reception of signals;
Jam the Voice of America
Block the signals emitted by this station
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Jam

Get stuck and immobilized;
The mechanism jammed
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Jam

Crowd or pack to capacity;
The theater was jampacked
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Jam

Block passage through;
Obstruct the path
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