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Preserve vs. Jam

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Preservenoun

A sweet spread made of any of a variety of berries.

Jamnoun

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

Preservenoun

A reservation, a nature preserve.

Jamnoun

(countable) A difficult situation.

Preservenoun

An activity with restricted access.

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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Preserveverb

To protect; to keep from harm or injury.

Jamnoun

An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.

Preserveverb

To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.

‘to preserve peaches or grapes’;

Jamnoun

A song; a track.

Preserveverb

To maintain throughout; to keep intact.

‘to preserve appearances; to preserve silence’;

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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Preserveverb

To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect.

‘O Lord, thou preserved man and beast.’; ‘Now, good angels preserve the king.’;

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.’;

Preserveverb

To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, as sugar, salt, etc.; to season and prepare for remaining in a good state, as fruits, meat, etc.; as, to preserve peaches or grapes.

‘You can not preserve it from tainting.’;

Jamnoun

A forceful dunk.

Preserveverb

To maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve appearances; to preserve silence.

Jamnoun

A play during which points can be scored.

‘Toughie scored four points in that jam.’;

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Preserveverb

To make preserves.

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.’;

Preserveverb

To protect game for purposes of sport.

Jamnoun

luck.

‘He's got more jam than Waitrose.’;

Preservenoun

That which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; - commonly in the plural.

Jamnoun

(slang) sexual relations or the contemplation of them.

Preservenoun

A place in which game, fish, etc., are preserved for purposes of sport, or for food.

Jamnoun

(dated) A kind of frock for children.

Preservenoun

a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone;

‘medicine is no longer a male preserve’;

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.’;

Preservenoun

a reservation where animals are protected

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.’;

Preservenoun

fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

Jamverb

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

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

Preserveverb

keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last;

‘preserve the peace in the family’; ‘continue the family tradition’; ‘Carry on the old traditions’;

Jamverb

To block or confuse a broadcast signal.

Preserveverb

keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction;

‘We preserve these archeological findings’; ‘The old lady could not keep up the building’; ‘children must be taught to conserve our national heritage’; ‘The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts’;

Jamverb

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

‘Jones was jammed by the pitch.’;

Preserveverb

to keep up and reserve for personal or special use;

‘She saved the old family photographs in a drawer’;

Jamverb

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

Preserveverb

prevent (food) from rotting;

‘preserved meats’; ‘keep potatoes fresh’;

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.’;

Preserveverb

maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger;

‘May God keep you’;

Jamverb

(roller derby) To attempt to score points.

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

Preserveverb

keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing;

‘preserve the forest and the lakes’;

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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