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Jamb vs. Jam

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Jambnoun

Either of the vertical components that form the side of an opening in a wall, such as that of a door frame, window frame, or fireplace.

Jamnoun

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

Jambnoun

(mining) Any thick mass of rock that prevents miners from following the lode or vein.

Jamnoun

(countable) A difficult situation.

Jambverb

(transitive) To fix or attach a jamb to.

Jamnoun

(countable) Blockage, congestion.

‘A traffic jam caused us to miss the game's first period.’; ‘a jam of logs in a river’;

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Jambnoun

The vertical side of any opening, as a door or fireplace; hence, less properly, any narrow vertical surface of wall, as the of a chimney-breast or of a pier, as distinguished from its face.

Jamnoun

An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.

Jambnoun

Any thick mass of rock which prevents miners from following the lode or vein.

Jamnoun

A song; a track.

Jambnoun

See Jambes.

Jamnoun

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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Jambverb

See Jam, v. t. & i.

Jamnoun

A difficult situation for a pitcher or defending team.

‘He's in a jam now, having walked the bases loaded with the cleanup hitter coming to bat.’;

Jambnoun

upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame

Jamnoun

A forceful dunk.

Jamb

A jamb (from French jambe, ), in architecture, is the side-post or lining of a doorway or other aperture. The jambs of a window outside the frame are called “reveals.” Small shafts to doors and windows with caps and bases are known as “jamb-shafts”; when in the inside arris of the jamb of a window they are sometimes called A doorjamb, door jamb (also sometimes doorpost) is the vertical portion of the door frame onto which a door is secured.

‘leg’; ‘scoinsons.’;

Jamnoun

A play during which points can be scored.

‘Toughie scored four points in that jam.’;

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Jamnoun

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.’;

Jamnoun

luck.

‘He's got more jam than Waitrose.’;

Jamnoun

(slang) sexual relations or the contemplation of them.

Jamnoun

(dated) A kind of frock for children.

Jamverb

To get something stuck 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.’;

Jamverb

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

Jamverb

To cause congestion or blockage. Often used with "up"

‘A single accident can jam the roads for hours.’;

Jamverb

To block or confuse a broadcast signal.

Jamverb

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

‘Jones was jammed by the pitch.’;

Jamverb

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

Jamverb

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

‘When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.’;

Jamverb

(roller derby) To attempt to score points.

‘Toughie jammed four times in the second period.’;

Jamverb

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

Jamverb

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

Jamnoun

A kind of frock for children.

Jamnoun

See Jamb.

Jamnoun

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.

Jamnoun

An injury caused by jamming.

Jamnoun

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

Jamnoun

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

Jamverb

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.’;

Jamverb

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

Jamverb

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

Jamverb

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

Jamverb

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.

Jamverb

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.

Jamverb

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

Jamverb

To play an instrument in a jam session.

Jamverb

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

Jamnoun

preserve of crushed fruit

Jamnoun

informal terms for a difficult situation;

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

Jamnoun

a dense crowd of people

Jamnoun

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

Jamverb

press tightly together or cram;

‘The crowd packed the auditorium’;

Jamverb

push down forcibly;

‘The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor’;

Jamverb

crush or bruise;

‘jam a toe’;

Jamverb

interfere with or prevent the reception of signals;

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

Jamverb

get stuck and immobilized;

‘the mechanism jammed’;

Jamverb

crowd or pack to capacity;

‘the theater was jampacked’;

Jamverb

block passage through;

‘obstruct the path’;

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